Algebra Seminar

Title: Planar Algebras at index 3+\sqrt{5}
Speaker: Dave Penneys
Speaker Info: University of Toronto
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A planar algebra is a mathematical object which encodes quantum symmetries. Particularly nice planar algebras, called "factor" or "fantastic" planar algebras, give unitary 2 categories, and generalize the representation categories coming from (quantum) groups. We start with an introduction to planar algebras, with specific attention to examples, and then discuss some examples and non-examples at index 3+\sqrt{5} which have particular importance in the classification of subfactors.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 2:00pm
Where: linguistics seminar room (2nd floor, 2016 sheridan)
Contact Person: Nir Avni
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