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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. I am a member of the Representation Theory Group, part of the Pure Mathematics group.
Email: ting.xue at unimelb(dot)edu(dot)au
Office: Peter Hall building 203
Phone: +61 (0)3 8344 2182
Previous Employment:
20132015 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Helsinki, Finland
20102013 Boas Assistant Professor Northwestern University, USA
Education:
2010 PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Thesis Supervisor: George Lusztig
Research interest – Representation theory, algebraic groups, geometry of nilpotent orbits, Springer theory, combinatorics arising from representation theory.
The (generalised) Springer theory for reductive groups plays an important role in representation theory. It relates nilpotent orbits to irreducible representations of Weyl groups. In previous work [3,4,5,7,13] we describe the Springer correspondence for (classical) Lie algebras and their duals in bad characteristics. Many questions in algebraic groups have rather uniform answers over fields of large characteristic. When the characteristic of the base field is small, special interesting phenomena can occur. In [8,9,11] we study the nilpotent adjoint and coadjoint orbits in small characteristic and their properties. In particular we describe the nilpotent pieces (following Lusztig). These pieces have nice properties independent of the characteristic of the base field.
My current research focus is to establish a Springer theory in the setting of graded Lie algebras together with my collaborators. In [15,18, 21, 22] we develop such a theory for symmetric pairs and classify the character sheaves (Fourier transforms of simple equivariant perverse sheaves supported on the nilpotent cone) arising in this setting. This in turn relies on a key geometric construction [19] of nearby cycle sheaves. As one application, we obtain a strategy to compute cohomology of Hessenberg varieties. The strategy was carried out in [17] for a special class of Hessenberg varieties, certain moduli spaces of vector bundles with extra structure on a hyperelliptic curve. In the context of graded Lie algebras, Hecke algebras at roots of unity associated to complex reflection groups enter the description of character sheaves. In [23, 26] we describe (conjecturally all) full support character sheaves explicitly in the case of graded classical Lie algebras. We make use of the nearby cycle sheaf construction for stable polar representations established in [24] and its variant.
Most of my papers are available on arXiv.
Preprints
27. (With S. Chern, Z. Li, D. Stanton, A.J. Yee) The Ariki–Koike algebras and Rogers–Ramanujan type partitions arXiv:2209.07713.
26. (With K. Vilonen) Invariant systems and character sheaves for graded Lie algebras arXiv:2111.08403.
25. (With K. Vilonen) A note on Hessenberg varieties. arxiv:2101.08652.
24. (With M. Grinberg and K. Vilonen) Nearby cycle sheaves for stable polar representations. arXiv:2012.14522.
Publications
23. (With K. Vilonen) Character sheaves for graded Lie algebras: stable gradings. To appear in Adv. Math.
22. Character sheaves for classical graded Lie algebras. To appear in Acta Math. Sin. (Engl. Ser.).
21. Character sheaves for symmetric pairs: spin groups. To appear in Pure Appl. Math. Q.
20. (With M. Grinberg and K. Vilonen) Nearby cycle sheaves for symmetric pairs. Amer. J. Math. 145 (2023), no. 1, 1–63.
19. (With K. Vilonen) Character sheaves for symmetric pairs: special linear groups. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 376 (2023) no. 2, 837–853.
18. (With K. Vilonen) Character sheaves for classical symmetric spaces. With an appendix by Dennis Stanton. Represent. Theory 26 (2022), 1097–1144.
17. (With T.H. Chen and K.Vilonen) Springer correspondence, Hyperelliptic curves, and cohomology of Fano varieties. Math. Res. Let. 27 (2020), no. 5, 1281–1323.
16. (With T.H. Chen and K. Vilonen) Hessenberg varieties, intersections of quadrics, and the Springer correspondence. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 373 (2020), no.4, 2427–2461.
15. (With T.H. Chen and K. Vilonen) Springer correspondence for the split symmetric pair in type A. Compos. Math.154 (2018), no.11, 2403–2425.
14. (With T.H. Chen and K. Vilonen) On the cohomology of Fano varieties and the Springer correspondence. With an appendix by Dennis Stanton. Adv. Math. 318 (2017) 515533.
13. Springer correspondence for exceptional Lie algebras and their duals in small characteristic. J. Lie Theory 27 (2017), no. 2, 357–375.
12. (With K. Vilonen) The nullcone and cohomology of vector bundles on flag manifolds. Represent. Theory 20 (2016), 482–498 (electronic).
11. Nilpotent coadjoint orbits in small characteristic. J. Algebra 397 (2014) 111–140.
10. (With G. Lusztig) Elliptic Weyl group elements and unipotent isometries with p=2. Represent. Theory 16 (2012), 270–275 (electronic).
9. Nilpotent pieces in the dual of odd orthogonal Lie algebras. Transform. Groups (2012) no. 2, 571–592.
8. On unipotent and nilpotent pieces for classical groups. J. Algebra 349 (2012), 165–184.
7. Combinatorics of the Springer correspondence for classical Lie algebras and their duals in characteristic 2. Adv. Math. 230 (2012), 229–262.
6. (With G. Lusztig) Appendix A: Unipotent elements in small characteristic III. J. Algebra 329 (2011) 187–189.
5. Nilpotent orbits in the dual of classical Lie algebras in characteristic 2 and the Springer correspondence. Represent. Theory 13 (2009), 609–635 (electronic).
4. Nilpotent orbits in classical Lie algebras over finite fields of characteristic 2 and the Springer correspondence. Represent. Theory 13 (2009), 371–390 (electronic).
3. Nilpotent orbits in classical Lie algebras over and the Springer correspondence. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105 (2008), no. 4, 1126–1128.
2. (With Y. Zhang) Bihamiltonian systems of hydrodynamic type and reciprocal transformations. Lett. Math. Phys. 75 (2006), no. 1, 79–92.
1. On a reduction of the KadomtsevPetviashvili hierarchy. Tsinghua Sci. Technol. 11 (2006), no. 1, 111–116.
Semester 1, Fall 2022 MAST2009 Vector Calculus & MAST10005 Calculus I
Semester 1, Fall 2021 MAST30005 Algebra MAST10005 Calculus I
Semester 1, Fall 2020 MAST30005 Algebra MAST10005 Calculus I
Semester 2, Spring 2019 MAST90017 Representation theory
Semester 2, Spring 2016 MAST90097 Algebraic geometry

 Workshop on interactions between representation theory, combinatorics, and geometry, Singapore, Jan 37, 2023.
 2022 Pacific Rim Mathematical Association Congress, Vancouver, Canada, Dec 49, 2022.
 Sydney Mathematical Research Institute Domestic Visitor, Sep 822, 2022.
 Virtual workshop on Geometry Representation Theory, July 2529, 2022.
 AMSI Winter School 2022, New directions in representation theory, University of Queensland, Jun 20Jul 1, 2022.
 Farewell conference for Anthony Henderson, Sydney, April 1922, 2022
 2021 Sichuan University Algebra and Number theory online forum, Dec 1113, 2021
 Representation theory’s hidden motives, Sep 27Oct 1, 2021
 MIT Lie groups seminar, March 17, 2021.
 Springer Fibres and Geometric Representation theory, University of Greenwich, UK, August 1216, 2019.
 Workshop on Shimura varieties, representation theory and related topics, Hokkaido University, Japan, July 1519, 2019.
 Hessenberg Varieties in Combinatorics, Geometry and Representation Theory, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Canada, October 2126, 2018.
 Future Directions in Representation Theory, University of Sydney, December 48, 2017.
 Nilpotent Orbits and Representation Theory, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, June 1316, 2016.
 Workshop on Springer Theory and Related Topics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, October 911, 2015.
 Conference on Geometry and Lie Theory, University of Hong Kong, March 58, 2014