In his quest in constructing conformal field theories from subfactors Vaughan Jones found an efficient machine to construct actions of groups like Richard Thompson's groups. I will briefly explain the story of this discovery. I will then present a general overview of Jones' novel technology giving explicit examples and applications. Some of the results presented come from joint works with Vaughan Jones and with Dilshan Wijesena.
Zoom link: https://unsw.zoom.us/j/83492167515
Thu, 24/02/2022 - 12:00pm
Online (see abstract for Zoom link)