1. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 13)
||Ordering the Representations of $S_n$ Using the Interchange Process|
Inspired by Aldous' conjecture for
the spectral gap of the interchange process and its recent
resolution by Caputo, Liggett, and Richthammer, we define
an associated order $\prec$ on the irreducible representations of $S_n$. Aldous'
conjecture is equivalent to certain representations being comparable
in this order, and hence determining the ``Aldous order'' completely is a
generalized question. We show a few additional entries for this order.
Keywords:Aldous' conjecture, interchange process, symmetric group, representations
Categories:82C22, 60B15, 43A65, 20B30, 60J27, 60K35