Translation functors and decomposition numbers for the periplectic Lie superalgebra $\mathfrak{p}(n)$ Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the category $\mathcal{F}_n$ of finite-dimensional integrable representations of the periplectic Lie superalgebra $\mathfrak{p}(n)$. We define an action of the Temperley--Lieb algebra with infinitely many generators and defining parameter $0$ on the category $\mathcal{F}_n$ by translation functors. We also introduce combinatorial tools, called weight diagrams and arrow diagrams for $\mathfrak{p}(n)$ resembling those for $\mathfrak{gl}(m|n)$. Using the Temperley--Lieb algebra action and the combinatorics of weight and arrow diagrams, we then calculate the multiplicities of standard and costandard modules in indecomposable projective modules and classify the blocks of $\mathcal{F}_n$. We also prove that indecomposable projective modules in this category are multiplicity-free.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016