The Combinatorics of Orbital Varieties Closures of Nilpotent Order 2 in sl${}_n$

Anna Melnikov


We consider two partial orders on the set of standard Young tableaux. The first one is induced to this set from the weak right order on symmetric group by Robinson-Schensted algorithm. The second one is induced to it from the dominance order on Young diagrams by considering a Young tableau as a chain of Young diagrams. We prove that these two orders of completely different nature coincide on the subset of Young tableaux with 2 columns or with 2 rows. This fact has very interesting geometric implications for orbital varieties of nilpotent order 2 in special linear algebra $sl_n.$

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