Tensor categories are a generalization of groups which play the same role in quantum mathematics that groups play in ordinary mathematics.  There are several important sources of tensor categories, namely ordinary groups and Drinfel'd-Jimbo quantum groups.  But it's natural to wonder whether there are more exceptional or exotic tensor categories out there.  I will talk about several ways we search for new tensor categories, some of the interesting examples that we've found, and our attempts to fit these examples into patterns.



Noah Snyder

Research Area

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 2:30pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW


RC-M032, Red Centre, UNSW