Institut für Mathematik

Prof. Dr. Valentin Féray

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44 635 58 64
Fax: +41 44 635 57 05
Büro: Y27J22
Algebraische Kombinatorik
Grit Schütze

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Past positions:

  • 2009-2013 : CNRS junior researcher in LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1
  • 2006-2009 : PhD in LIGM, Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée under the direction of Philippe Biane


Research topics:

  • algebraic combinatorics, and in particular combinatorics in the symmetric group algebra and its representations (Young diagrams, factorizations in symmetric groups and associated graphs embedded in surfaces, Jucys-Murphy elements) ;
  • symmetric functions, including Jack polynomials, and generalizations (in particular quasi-symmetric functions) ;
  • continuous limits of discrete objects, in particular random permutations and random Young diagrams (my favorite tool in this framework is the combinatorial analysis of mixed cumulants) ;
  • linear extensions, hook formulas, $P$-partition theory.

Vorlesungen & Seminare


Prof. Dr. Frédérique Bassino, University of Paris-Nord (University of Paris-Nord)
04.07.18 - 06.07.18Féray, Valentin
Prof. Dr. Lucas Gerin, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
04.07.18 - 06.07.18Féray, Valentin
Mickael Maazoun, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon (Lyon)
04.07.18 - 06.07.18Féray, Valentin
Dr. Tomislav Sikic, University of Zagreb (Zagreb)
Talk: Rogers-Ramanujan type identities and representation theory of affine Lie algebras
22.04.18 - 27.04.18Féray, Valentin
Prof. Dr. Nizar Demni, Université Rennes 1 (Rennes)
Talk: Dunkl operators, generalized Bessel functions and Hurwitz numbers
15.04.18 - 17.04.18Féray, Valentin