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    On the endomorphisms of Weyl modules over affine Kac-Moody algebras at the critical level

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    We present an independent short proof of the main result of arXiv:0706.3725 that the algebra of endomorphisms of a Weyl module of critical level is isomorphic to the algebra of functions on the space of monodromy-free opers on the disc with regular singularity and residue determined by the highest weight of the Weyl module. We derive this from the results of arXiv:0712.1183 about the shift of argument subalgebras.Comment: 9 page

    Polynomial identities for matrices over the Grassmann algebra

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    We determine minimal Cayley--Hamilton and Capelli identities for matrices over a Grassmann algebra of finite rank. For minimal standard identities, we give lower and upper bounds on the degree. These results improve on upper bounds given by L.\ M\'arki, J.\ Meyer, J.\ Szigeti, and L.\ van Wyk in a recent paper.Comment: 9 page

    Remarks on the α\alpha--permanent

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    We recall Vere-Jones's definition of the α\alpha--permanent and describe the connection between the (1/2)--permanent and the hafnian. We establish expansion formulae for the α\alpha--permanent in terms of partitions of the index set, and we use these to prove Lieb-type inequalities for the ±α\pm\alpha--permanent of a positive semi-definite Hermitian n×nn\times n matrix and the α/2\alpha/2--permanent of a positive semi-definite real symmetric n×nn\times n matrix if α\alpha is a nonnegative integer or αn1\alpha\ge n-1. We are unable to settle Shirai's nonnegativity conjecture for α\alpha--permanents when α1\alpha\ge 1, but we verify it up to the 5×55\times 5 case, in addition to recovering and refining some of Shirai's partial results by purely combinatorial proofs.Comment: 9 page

    Comments on the Deformed W_N Algebra

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    We obtain an explicit expression for the defining relation of the deformed W_N algebra, DWA(^sl_N)_{q,t}. Using this expression we can show that, in the q-->1 limit, DWA(^sl_N)_{q,t} with t=e^{-2\pi i/N}q^{(k+N)/N} reduces to the sl_N-version of the Lepowsky-Wilson's Z-algebra of level k, ZA(^sl_N)_k. In other words DWA(^sl_N)_{q,t} with t=e^{-2\pi i/N}q^{(k+N)/N} can be considered as a q-deformation of ZA(^sl_N)_k. In the appendix given by H.Awata, S.Odake and J.Shiraishi, we present an interesting relation between DWA(^sl_N)_{q,t} and \zeta-function regularization.Comment: 10 pages, LaTeX2e with ws-ijmpb.cls, Talk at the APCTP-Nankai Joint Symposium on ``Lattice Statistics and Mathematical Physics'', 8-10 October 2001, Tianjin Chin