**Time and place:** Mondays (once in two weeks)
17:30--20:40, room 309.

Schedule:

- February 12th.

Lecture 1:*Partitions and Young diagrams*.

Lecture notes: TeX source (zipped), PostScript (gzipped).

Seminar: talk by S.Galkin (about a paper by M.Kontsevich). - February 26th.

Lecture 2:*Symmetric polynomials*.

Lecture notes: TeX source (zipped), PostScript (gzipped).

Seminar: talk by D.Hangulyan (about a paper by R.Stanley). - March 12.

Lecture 3:*Schur functions*.

Lecture notes: TeX source (zipped), PostScript (gzipped).

Seminar: talk by V.Kleptsyn (after a paper by D.Zeilberger et al.). - March 26.

Lecture 4:*Representations of the symmetric group*.

Lecture notes (partial): TeX source (zipped), PostScript (gzipped).

Seminar: talk by V.Dotsenko (about Gelfand-Zetlin bases for symmetric groups). - April 9.

Lecture 5:*Young graph and Gelfand-Zetlin algebra*.

Lecture notes (partial): TeX source (zipped), PostScript (gzipped).

S.V.Duzhin