Seminormal forms and cyclotomic quiver Hecke algebras of type \(A\)

Jun Hu and Andrew Mathas


This paper shows that the cyclotomic quiver Hecke algebras of type \(A\), and the gradings on these algebras, are intimately related to the classical seminormal forms. We start by classifying all seminormal bases and then give an explicit "integral" closed formula for the Gram determinants of the Specht modules in terms of the combinatorics which utilizes the KLR gradings. We then use seminormal forms to give a deformation of the KLR algebras of type \(A\). This makes it possible to study the cyclotomic quiver Hecke algebras in terms of the semisimple representation theory and seminormal forms. As an application we construct a new distinguished graded cellular basis of the cyclotomic KLR algebras of type \(A\).

Keywords: Cyclotomic Hecke algebras, Khovanov–Lauda algebras, cellular algebras, Schur algebras.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 20G43; secondary 20C08, 20C30.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013