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"Subfactors with Infinite Representation Theory"

Dr. Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  3:40–5 p.m.

Location: Surge Building 284
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Category: Colloquium

Description: Since the discovery of the Jones polynomial in the 1980's, it is well-known that subfactors of von Neumann factors are intimately related to quantum topology. A subfactor is said to have infinite representation theory, if its standard representation generates infinitely many non-equivalent irreducibles. Such subfactors are hard to construct, and very few methods are known to produce interesting examples. I will highlight one such procedure, due to Jones and myself. The construction yields new C*-tensor categories and solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation. I will try to make the talk accessible to non-experts. 

Additional Information: Math Colloquiums

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Mathematics

Contact Information:
Dr. John Baez