### A Bound on Local Minima of Arrangements that Implies the Upper Bound Theorem.

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For a finite Coxeter group $W$ and a Coxeter element $c$ of $W$; the $c$-Cambrian fan is a coarsening of the fan defined by the reflecting hyperplanes of $W$. Its maximal cones are naturally indexed by the $c$-sortable elements of $W$. The main result of this paper is that the known bijection cl${}_{c}$ between $c$-sortable elements and $c$-clusters induces a combinatorial isomorphism of fans. In particular, the $c$-Cambrian fan is combinatorially isomorphic to the normal fan of the generalized associahedron for $W$. The rays...

In a highly influential paper, Bidigare, Hanlon and Rockmore showed that a number of popular Markov chains are random walks on the faces of a hyperplane arrangement. Their analysis of these Markov chains took advantage of the monoid structure on the set of faces. This theory was later extended by Brown to a larger class of monoids called left regular bands. In both cases, the representation theory of these monoids played a prominent role. In particular, it was used to compute the spectrum of the...