Let gˆ be an untwisted affine Lie algebra or the twisted counterpart thereof (which excludes the affine Lie algebras of type BCˆn=A2n(2)). We present an affine Pieri rule for a basis of periodic Macdonald spherical functions associated with gˆ. In type Aˆn−1=An−1(1) the formula in question reproduces an affine Pieri rule for cylindric Hall-Littlewood polynomials due to Korff, which at t=0 specializes in turn to a well-known Pieri formula in the fusion ring of genus zero slˆ(n)c-Wess-Zumino-Witten conformal field theories.
- Macdonald spherical functions
- Affine Hecke algebras
- Affine Lie algebras
- Wess-Zumino-Witten fusion rings