Homology representations of unitary reflection groups

Justin Koonin


This paper continues the study of the poset of eigenspaces of elements of a unitary reflection group (for a fixed eigenvalue), which was commenced in [6] and [5]. The emphasis in this paper is on the representation theory of unitary reflection groups. The main tool is the theory of poset extensions due to Segev and Webb ( [16]). The new results place the well-known representations of unitary reflection groups on the top homology of the lattice of intersections of hyperplanes into a natural family, parameterised by eigenvalue.

Keywords: Poset topology, unitary reflection groups, homology representations.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 20F55; secondary 05E18.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013