Properties of affine cellular algebras

26.04.2024, 15:00  –
Forschungsseminar: Gruppen und Operatoralgebren

Christian Lomp (University of Porto)

Motivated by Lusztig's basis of Hecke algebras, Graham and Lehrer introduced cellular algebras in 1996. As a generalisation of Graham and Lehrer’s cellular algebras, affine cellular algebras have been introduced by Koenig and Xi in order to treat affine versions of diagram algebras like affine Hecke algebras of type A and affine Temperley–Lieb algebras in a unifying fashion. Since then several classes of algebras, like the Khovanov-Lauda- Rouquier algebras or Kleshchev’s graded quasihereditary algebras have been shown to be affine cellular.

Roughly speaking, an affine cell ideal of an algebra A with involution * is a *-ideal J that is isomorphic as an A-bimodule to a generalized matrix ring Mn(B) over some commutative affine k-algebra B, whose multiplication is deformed by some "sandwich" matrix ψ, i.e. the product of two matrices x and y is defined to be x ψ y. An affine cellular algebra is then in particular a *-algebra A that admits a chain of *-ideals J0 < J1 < J2 < … < Jn =A such that each quotient Ji/Ji-1 is an affine cell ideal of A/Ji-1. In this talk I will exhibit some ring theoretical properties of affine cellular algebras. In particular we will show that any affine cellular algebra A satisfies a polynomial identity. Furthermore, we show that A can be embedded into its asymptotic algebra if the occurring commutative affine k-algebras Bj are reduced and the determinants of the "sandwich" matrices are non-zero divisors. As a consequence we show that the Gelfand- Kirillov dimension of A (which measures the growth of the algebra) is less or equal to the largest Krull dimension of the algebras Bj and that equality holds in case all affine cell ideals are finitely generated (e.g. idempotent) or if the Krull dimension of the algebras Bj is less or equal to 1. Special emphasis is given to the question when an affine cell ideal is idempotent, generated by an idempotent or finitely generated.

This is joined work with Paula Carvalho, Steffen Koenig and Armin Shalile

zu den Veranstaltungen