Fusion Hall algebra and shuffle conjectures

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The classical Hall algebra of the category of representations of one-loop quiver is isomorphic to the ring of symmetric functions, and Hall-Littlewood polynomials arise naturally as the images of objects. I will talk about a second "fusion" product on this algebra, whose structure constants are given by counting of bundles with nilpotent endomorphisms on P^1 with restrictions at 0, 1 and infinity. The two products together make up a structure closely related to the elliptic Hall algebra. In the situations when bundles can be explicitly enumerated, I will explain how this leads to q,t-identities conjectured by combinatorists, such as the shuffle conjecture and its generalizations. This is a joint project with Erik Carlsson.