Plabic R-Matrices

  • Sunita Chepuri

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
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Postnikov's plabic graphs in a disk are used to parametrize totally positive Grassmannians. In recent years plabic graphs have found numerous applications in mathematics and physics. One of the key features of the theory is the fact that if a plabic graph is reduced, the face weights can be uniquely recovered from boundary measurements. On surfaces more complicated than a disk this property is lost. In this paper we undertake a comprehensive study of a certain semilocal transformation of weights for plabic networks on a cylinder that preserve boundary measurements. We call this a plabic R-matrix. We show that plabic R-matrices have underlying cluster algebra structure, generalizing recent work of Inoue–Lam–Pylyavskyy. Special cases of transformations we consider include geometric R-matrices appearing in Berenstein{Kazhdan theory of geometric crystals, and also certain transformations appearing in a recent work of Goncharov–Shen.

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Sunita Chepuri, Plabic R-Matrices. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 56 (2020), no. 2, pp. 281–351

DOI 10.4171/PRIMS/56-2-2