Behrend, Roger, and Fischer, Ilse and Konvalinka, Matjaz - Diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices of odd order

dmtcs:6346 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, April 22, 2020, DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices of odd order

Authors: Behrend, Roger, and Fischer, Ilse and Konvalinka, Matjaz

We study the enumeration of diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices (DAS- ASMs) of fixed odd order by introducing a case of the six-vertex model whose configurations are in bijection with such matrices. The model involves a grid graph on a triangle, with bulk and boundary weights which satisfy the Yang– Baxter and reflection equations. We obtain a general expression for the partition function of this model as a sum of two determinantal terms, and show that at a certain point each of these terms reduces to a Schur function. We are then able to prove a conjecture of Robbins from the mid 1980's that the total number of (2n + 1) × (2n + 1) DASASMs is∏n (3i)! ,andaconjectureofStroganovfrom2008thattheratiobetweenthenumbersof(2n+1)×(2n+1) i=0 (n+i)! DASASMs with central entry −1 and 1 is n/(n + 1). Among the several product formulae for the enumeration of symmetric alternating sign matrices which were conjectured in the 1980's, that for odd-order DASASMs is the last to have been proved.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Published on: April 22, 2020
Submitted on: July 4, 2016
Keywords: [MATH.MATH-CO]Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]


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