Research School on Quantum Symmetries
24/06/2019 to 05/07/2019
The notion of a group describes symmetry in mathematics. In recent decades, certain quantum mathematical objects have appeared whose symmetries are better described by group-like objects called tensor categories. Examples of areas of mathematics where tensor categories play a key role include subfactors, quantum groups, Hopf algebras, quantum topology and topological quantum computation. The aim of this is school is to introduce graduate students to tensor category theory and their applications to Topological Quantum Field theory, Subfactor theory and Hopf algebras. We will bring together a wide variety of senior experts, postdocs, and graduate students from mathematics and physics. This mix of people will provide young researchers an opportunity to interact with experts, develop connections, and increase their exposure.