Factors, bimodules, and fusion categories
Noah Snyder (Indiana University)
Tuesday 7th February, 2017 16:00-17:00 Maths 203
Bimodules of a von Neumann factor have a rich algebraic structure as a special kind of tensor category. These tensor categories play a similar role when studying subfactors that Galois groups play in the theory of field extensions. I will explain what tensor categories are, how they're related to operator algebras, and explain the current state of knowledge about examples of fusion categories.