**UM Math Graduate Students Seminar**

Matthew Hyatt

*University of Miami*

**will present**

**Double Feature**

Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:30pm

Ungar Building Room 402

**Abstract:**The first part of the talk will be a review of a connection between representation theory and symmetric functions. In the second part we consider a colored analog of Eulerian quasisymmetric functions. Eulerian quasisymmetric functions were introduced by Shareshian and Wachs in order to obtain a $q$-analog of Euler's exponential generating function formula for the Eulerian numbers. They are defined via the symmetric group, and applying the stable and nonstable principal specializations yields formulas for joint distributions of permutation statistics. We consider the group of colored permutations and use this group to introduce colored Eulerian quasisymmetric functions. We derive a formula for the generating function of these colored Eulerian quasisymmetric functions, and show that applying the stable and nonstable principal specializations yields formulas for joint distributions of colored permutation statistics, generalizing Euler's formula.

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