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Texas A&M University

Colloquium - Cain Edie-Michell

Date: January 19, 2022

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 117

Speaker: Cain Edie-Michell, University of California - San Diego


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.