Special Polynomials Related to the Supersymmetric Eight-Vertex Model: A Summary
Journal article, 2015

We introduce and study symmetric polynomials, which as very special cases include polynomials related to the supersymmetric eight-vertex model, and other elliptic lattice models with $${\Delta=\pm 1/2}$$Δ=±1/2. There is also a close relation to affine Lie algebra characters. After a natural change of variables, our polynomials satisfy a non-stationary Schrödinger equation with elliptic potential, which is related to the Knizhnik–Zamolodchikov–Bernard equation and to the canonical quantization of Painlevé VI. Moreover, specializations of our polynomials can be identified with tau functions of Painlevé VI, obtained from one of Picard’s algebraic solutions by acting with a four-dimensional lattice of Bäcklund transformations. In the present work, our results on these topics are summarized with a minimum of technical details.


Hjalmar Rosengren

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

Communications in Mathematical Physics

0010-3616 (ISSN) 1432-0916 (eISSN)

Vol. 340 3 1143-1170

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