Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: The classification of small subfactors
Speaker: Emily Peters
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Subfactors are objects from operator algebras which turn out to have interesting connections to other fields, such as knot theory and tensor categories. Here we are interested in classifying subfactors. They have a real-number invariant, called the Jones index. Classification up to index 4 has been known for a while. I will talk about recent work which has pushed the classification up to index 5, and the possibility of going beyond 5. No previous knowledge of operator algebras/subfactors is assumed, and lots of pictures will be drawn.
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Philsang Yoo
Contact email: philsang@math.northwestern.edu
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