ICTP-SAIFR Workshop on Quantum Symmetries

Start time: October 16, 2019
Ends on: October 18, 2019
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Symmetry in nature and in mathematics may be encoded by groups of symmetry operations, or more generally by the action of Hopf algebras (quantum symmetry). Several powerful tools are used for understanding these actions, such as Lie theory, group theory, tensor categories, fusion categories, and cohomology. The areas to which these ideas apply range from such classical subjects as geometry, combinatorics and algebra to quantum computations, vertex algebras and conformal field theories.

Despite the growing number of people working on quantum symmetries in these different areas and a reasonable number of conferences in the respective areas, the cross-pollination of these different subjects at a single conference is rare and the communities interested in quantum symmetries for different reasons do not have substantial overlap.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together specialists and young mathematicians specializing in these areas to develop newly emerging connections and foster communication and sharing of ideas. This event will consist of research and panoramic talks related to several subject areas united by their applications to quantum symmetries.

Invited Speakers

– Nicolás Andruskiewitsch (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
– Yuly Billig (Carleton University, Canada)
– Jethro van Ekeren (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
– Stephen Griffeth (Universidad de Talca, Chile)
– Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Brazil)
– Sonia Natale (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina)
– Julia Pevtsova* (University of Washington, USA)
– Bárbara Pogorelski (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
– Dmitry Vasilevich (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil)
– Cristian Vay (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina)

*to be confirmed

Registration deadline

August 18, 2019




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