Julia Plavnik
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Mailstop 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 778433368
Office:  Blocker 509A 

Email:  julia (at) math (dot) tamu (dot) edu 
Office Hours: 
(Spring 2016) Tuesday 1:002:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00  10:00, and by appointment.

Teaching
Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017
The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M hosted an eightweek Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 30 to July 21, 2017. I will mentor the program on Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation . Details and how to apply are here
About me
Currently, I am a visiting assistant professor in the Texas A&M mathematics department, where I participate in the
Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar.
I received my Ph.D. from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (FaMAFCIEM),
Argentina in 2013 under the supervision of Sonia Natale.
I completed a CONICET postdoc at IMASUniversidad de Buenos Aires
and CIEMFaMAF under the supervision of Maria Julia Redondo and Martin Mombelli.
My research focuses in category theory and noncommutative algebra. I am particularly interested in fusion and modular categories, their classification and applications to physics.
I also study Hopf algebras and quantum groups and their representation theories.
Here is a copy of my CV.
Here is a link to my articles on the arXiv.
Publications
 Tensor functor between Morita duals of fusion categories
with C. Galindo.
Lett. Math. Phys. (2016).
DOI 10.1007/s110050160914y
[arXiv:1407.2783.]  On Gauging Symmetry of Modular Categories
with S.X. Cui, C. Galindo and Z. Wang.
Comm. Math. Phys. (2016).
DOI 10.1007/s0022001626338
[arXiv:1510.03475.]  Lowdimensional representations of the three component loop braid group
with P. Bruillard, L. Chang, S.M. Hong, E. C. Rowell, and M. Y. Sun.
J. Math. Phys. (2015) 56, no. 11, 11707.
[arXiv:1508.00005.]  On the Classification of Weakly Integral Modular Categories
with P. Bruillard, C. Galindo, S.H. Ng, E.C. Rowell, and Z. Wang.
J. Pure Appl. Algebra. (2015) 22, no. 16, 23642388.
[arXiv:1411.2313.]  Classification of integral modular categories of FrobeniusPerron dimension pq^4 and p^2q^2
with P. Bruillard, C. Galindo, S.M. Hong, Y. Kashina, D. Naidu, S. Natale, and E. C. Rowell.
Canad. Math. Bull. (2014) 57, no. 4, 721734.
[ arXiv:1303.4748.]  Solvability of a class of braided fusion categories
with S. Natale.
Appl. Categor. Struct. (2014) 22, 229240.
[ arXiv:1205.2394.]  On fusion categories with few irreducible degrees
with S. Natale.
Algebra Number Theory (2012) 6, no. 6, 11711197.
[ arXiv:1103.2340.]
Preprints
 Tensor products and support varieties for some noncocommutative Hopf algebras
with S. Witherspoon
Preprint arXiv:1611.10285.  Modular categories of dimension p^3m with m squarefree
with P. Bruillard, and E.C. Rowell
Preprint arXiv:1609.04896.  Fermionic Modular Categories and the 16fold Way
with P. Bruillard, C. Galindo, T. Hagge, S.H. Ng, E.C. Rowell, and Z. Wang
Preprint arXiv:1603.09294.
Conferences and Seminars coorganized
 Special Session on Mathematics of Quantum Phases of Matter and Quantum Information at the Second Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal, July 24th28th, 2017.
 AMS Special Session on Fusion categories and applications at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Bloomington, April 1st2nd, 2017.
 AMS Special Session on Fusion Categories and Quantum Symmetries at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, January 04th07th, 2017.
 AMS Special Session on Topological Phases of Matter and Quantum Computation at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Brunswick, Sept. 24th25th, 2016.
 Minisymposium on Mathematical Models for Topological Phases of Matter at SIAM Annual Meeting in Boston, July 11th15th, 2016.
 AMS Special Session on Fusion Categories and Topological Phases of Matter at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Salt Lake City, April 09th10th, 2016.
 First Encuentro Colombiano de Computacion Cuantica (EC32015), May 11th15th, 2015. Bogota, Colombia.
 Colloquium on Algebra and Representations  Quantum 2014, March 20th24th, 2014. Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
 Colloquium on Algebra and Representations  Quantum 2013, March 22nd25th, 2013. Tafi del Valle, Tucuman, Argentina.
 Graduate seminar of FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC), 2010. Cordoba, Argentina.