For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stienon, Ping Xu.
|Title:||The D2n planar algebras|
|Speaker:||Scott Morrison, Microsoft Station Q @ U.C. Santa Barbara|
|I'll try to give a gentle introduction to the world of "subfactor
planar algebras". These are lovely topological/combinatorial gadgets,
which give an alternative interpretation of the theory of subfactors.
There's an "ADE" classification of the small examples, and I'll
quickly focus on the type D cases. Here, I'll show how to give
explicit generators and relations for the planar algebras. Perhaps at
the end of the talk I'll have time to explain how to use these
examples to define knot invariants, and then to obtain strange new
identities between classical knot polynomials.|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||09 / 16 / 2008|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|