Proofs of some partition identities conjectured by Kanade and Russell
Journal article, 2021

Kanade and Russell conjectured several Rogers–Ramanujan-type partition identities, some of which are related to level 2 characters of the affine Lie algebra A9(2). Many of these conjectures have been proved by Bringmann, Jennings-Shaffer and Mahlburg. We give new proofs of five conjectures first proved by those authors, as well as four others that have been open until now. Our proofs for the new cases use quadratic transformations for Askey–Wilson and Rogers polynomials. We also obtain some related results, including a partition identity conjectured by Capparelli and first proved by Andrews.

Rogers polynomial

Kanade–Russell identity

Askey–Wilson polynomial


Basic hypergeometric series


Hjalmar Rosengren

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Analysis and Probability Theory

University of Gothenburg

Ramanujan Journal

1382-4090 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Algebra and Logic


Mathematical Analysis



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