Power Sum Expansion of Chromatic Quasisymmetric Functions

Christos A. Athanasiadis


The chromatic quasisymmetric function of a graph was introduced by Shareshian and Wachs as a refinement of Stanley's chromatic symmetric function. An explicit combinatorial formula, conjectured by Shareshian and Wachs, expressing the chromatic quasisymmetric function of the incomparability graph of a natural unit interval order in terms of power sum symmetric functions, is proven. The proof uses a formula of Roichman for the irreducible characters of the symmetric group.


Graph coloring; Quasisymmetric function; Power sum symmetric function; Interval order; Descent; Acyclic orientation

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