Positive formula for Jack polynomials, Jack characters and proof of Lassalle's conjecture


We give an explicit formula for the power-sum expansion of Jack polynomials. We deduce it from a more general formula, which we provide here, that interprets Jack characters in terms of bipartite maps. We prove Lassalle’s conjecture from 2008 on integrality and positivity of Jack characters in Stanley’s coordinates and give a new formula for Jack polynomials using creation operators.