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Texas A&M University

Julia Plavnik

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Mailstop 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368


Office: Blocker 510A
E-mail: julia (at) math (dot) tamu (dot) edu
Office Hours: (Spring 2016) Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00, and by appointment.


Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017

The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M hosted an eight-week 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. My mentors are Eric Rowell and Sarah Witherspoon. I received my Ph.D. from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (FaMAF-CIEM), Argentina in 2013 under the supervision of Sonia Natale. In 2015, I completed a CONICET postdoc at IMAS-Universidad de Buenos Aires and CIEM-FaMAF 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.

I am one of the organizers of the Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar (since Spring 2017).

Here is a copy of my CV.
Here is a link to my articles on the arXiv.



  • Fusion Rules for Z/2Z Permutation Gauging
    with C. Edie-Michell and C. Jones.
    Preprint: arXiv:1804.01657
  • Categorical dimension as a quantum statistic and applications
    with P. Bruillard, P. Gustafson, and E.C. Rowell.
    Preprint arXiv:1710.10284.
  • Classification of super-modular categories by rank
    with P. Bruillard, C. Galindo, S.-H. Ng, E.C. Rowell, and Z. Wang.
    Preprint arXiv:1705.05293.

Conferences and Seminars co-organized

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