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SUMMARY:Colloquium - Cain Edie-Michell
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**Title:** Fusion Categories and their Applications.

**Abstract:** Fusion categories are algebraic gadgets which behave a lot like the representation theory of a finite group. Just like groups\, fusion categories have a myriad of applications throughout mathematics and physics. In this talk I will describe how fusion categories naturally appear in quantum field theory\, and in operator algebras. Further I will show how fusion category techniques can be used to solve open problems in these research areas.
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