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Noah White

University of Califonia,
Los Angeles


From August 2020 I will be a member of the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. Previously I was a postdoc in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles working with Raphaël Rouquier. Before that I was at the Max Plank Institute for Mathematics, Bonn after completing my phd at the University of Edinburgh. My supervisors were Michael Wemyss and Iain Gordon.

I am primarily interested in representation theory. In particular Lie theory and the geometry and combinatorics that is associated with it. See my research page for more info on some of the things I am thinking about.

I am organising a representation theory conference in Los Angeles June 2020. Check back soon for details!

Papers and preprints

Labelling Schubert intersections in the Grassmanian

The center of the reflection equation algebra via quantum minors (jt with D. Jordan)

The Monodromy of real Bethe vectors for the Gaudin model

The cactus group and Lusztig’s isomorphism (jt with R. Rouquier). In preparation.

Calogero-Moser cells in type A and the RSK correspondence (jt with A. Brochier and I. Gordon). In preparation.


The best way to contact me is by email.

p: +1 (310) 825-4701
a: Department of Mathematics
  520 Portola Plaza
  Mathematical Sciences Building
  Los Angeles, CA 90025


Here is a list of the talks I have given.

Feb 2020 New Connections in Representation theory
Nov 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder Algebraic Lie Theory seminar
    Particle collisions and RSK.
Nov 2019 Special Session on Geometric Methods in Representation Theory,
    Particle collisions and RSK.
Nov 2019 Special Session on Geometry and Representation Theory of Quantum Algebras and Related Topics,
    The cactus group and cell representations.
Apr 2018 UC Davis Algebra and discrete math seminar,
    Symmetries of Kazhdan-Lusztig cells.
Apr 2018 UCLA Algebra seminar,
    A moduli of approaches to the representation theory of the symmetric groups.
Nov 2017 AMS Western Sectional meeting,
    The center of the reflection equation algebra (and quantum group) for $GL_n$.
Oct 2017 Toronto, Geometric representation theory seminar,
    The center of the reflection equation algebra (and quantum group) for $GL_n$.
Jun 2016 Köln algebra seminar,
    The cactus group and the Gaudin model.
Apr 2016 Max Plank Institute, Oberseminar,
    The cactus group and RSK.
Mar 2016 IMJ Paris Diderot Groupes, Représentations et Géométrie seminar,
    Monodromy of the Gaudin system in type A.
Aug 2015 Melbourne algebra/geometry/topology seminar,
    Cactus group actions on Young tableaux.
Aug 2015 UQ pure maths seminar,
    Cactus group actions on Young tableaux.
Jul 2015 Sydney algebra seminar,
    Cactus group actions in Schubert calculus, crystals and integrable systems.
May 2015 Joint Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews PG Colloquium,
    Reality in algebraic geometry.
Feb 2015 QMUL algebra seminar,
    Schubert calculus and the cactus group.
Dec 2014 GEARS seminar, Glasgow,
    The representation theory of the symmetric groups via the
    action of a “maximal torus”.
Mar 2014 ARTIN in Newcastle,
    The center of quantum $GL_n$
Sep 2014 Geometry club, Edinburgh,
    Galois Theory in Enumerative Geometry.
Sep 2013 Geometry club, Edinburgh,
    Invariants of knots from representation theory.

Conferences and events

This is a list of events that I have attended or will be attending.

Aug 2018 WARTHOG: Deligne-Lusztig Theory, in Eugene Oregon.
Dec 2017 Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups and Related Algebras, in Singapore.
Nov 2017 AMW Western sectional meeting, in Riverside.
Aug 2017 Interactions between Representation Theory and Algebraic Geometry, in Chicago.
Mar 2017 Gauge Theory and Categorification, in Los Angeles.
Apr 2016 Representation Theory and Symplectic Singularities, in Edinburgh
Dec 2015 Geometric and categorical representation theory, in Mooloolaba.
Nov 2015 ARTIN, in Glasgow.
Sep 2015 ARTIN, in Edinburgh.
Mar 2015 On the Interaction of Representation Theory with Geometry and Combinatorics, in Bonn.
Mar 2015 Derived categories, Weyl algebras and Hodge theory, in Warwick.
Mar 2015 Workshop on particle collision, geometry and representation theory, in Edinburgh.
Dec 2014 Homological Interactions between Representation Theory and Singularity Theory, in Edinburgh.
Nov 2014 ARTIN, in Glasgow.
Sep 2014 Algebraic Lie theory, at the ICMS in Edinburgh.
Aug 2014 Algebraic Lie theory summer school, in Glasgow.
May 2014 PBW filtrations of modules for Lie algebras, in Glasgow.
Mar 2014 ARTIN, in Newcastle (I was a speaker).
Feb 2014 PARTE: Probability and representation theory in Edinburgh.
Nov 2013 ARTIN, in Aberdeen.
Oct 2013 Cluster algebras and representation theory, in Oberwolfach.
Jun 2013 Young researchers in mathematics, in Edinburgh.
Jun 2013 GLEN, in Edinburgh.
May 2013 ARTIN, in Glasgow.
Mar 2013 ARTIN/BLOC, in Sheffield.
Mar 2013 Soergel bimodules and Kazhdan-Lusztig conjectures, in Aarhus.
Dec 2012 ARTIN, in Edinburgh.
Nov 2012 GLEN, in Glasgow.