Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Shasikant B. Mulay
David Anderson, Pavlos Tzermias, Michael Langston
This thesis discusses intersections of the Schubert varieties in the flag variety associated to a vector space of dimension n. The Schubert number is the number of irreducible components of an intersection of Schubert varieties. Our main result gives the lower bound on the maximum of Schubert numbers. This lower bound varies quadratically with n. The known lower bound varied only linearly with n. We also establish a few technical results of independent interest in the combinatorics of strong Bruhat orders.
Kobayashi, Masato, "Schubert Numbers. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2010.