Speakers: Benjamin Solomon and Mitchell Ryan
Affiliation: University of Queensland


The box-ball system (BBS) is a cellular automaton, and is an ultradiscrete analogue of the Kortweg-de Vries (KdV) equation (a non-linear PDE used to model water waves). The BBS has been generalised by Hikami–Inoue using Kirillov-Reshitikhin (KR) crystals for the affine general linear Lie superalgebra. We further generalise this 'supersymmetric' BBS using the KR crystals constructed by Kwon–Okado. We demonstrate solitonic behaviour of a certain class of objects in this generalised system.

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