Grothendieck Polynomials from Chromatic Lattice Models
The -Grothendieck polynomials are simultaneous generalizations of Schubert and Grothendieck polynomials that arise in the study of the connective K-theory of the flag variety. They can be calculated as a generating function of combinatorial objects known as pipe dreams, as well as recursively via geometrically-motivated divided difference operators. We combine these two points of view by defining a chromatic lattice model whose partition function is a -Grothendieck polynomial. This is joint work-in-progress with Ben Brubaker, Claire Frechette, Andy Hardt, and Emily Tibor.