Subfactors and Quantum Symmetry

Date & time

4–5pm 27 April 2017


John Dedman Building 27, Room G35.


Corey Jones (MSI, ANU)

Event series


 David Smyth

The study of operator algebras was initiated by von Neumann to provide a context for the algebras of observables that arise in quantum mechanics.  Since their introduction, operator algebras have come to play a central role in many branches of mathematics and physics.  In this talk, we will explain how symmetries of inclusions of operator algebras can be described in the language of tensor categories, providing a link with quantum groups and topological quantum field theory.

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