OSU Summer research program on quantum symmetries June 3-14, 2019

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Program Description
This program aims to bring together researchers in quantum symmetries (e.g. tensor categories, operator algebras and subfactors, quantum groups and Hopf algebras, higher categories, topological and conformal field theories, etc.) for a 2 week long summer research program. Each morning will consist of 2 mini-courses and one research talk. The afternoons will be left open for research and collaboration amongst the participants.
Conference poster

Tentative schedule - Week 1: June 3-7

Emily Peters, Loyola University Chicago - The Extended Haagerup fusion categories and the search for exotic quantum symmetries
Jamie Vicary, University of Birmingham and University of Oxford - Higher Categories and Quantum Structures

Research Talks:
Michael Brannan, Texas A&M
Shawn Xingshan Cui, Virginia Tech
Scott Morrison, Australian National University
Julia Plavnik, Indiana University
Chelsea Walton, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tentative schedule - Week 2: June 10-14

André Henriques, University of Oxford - Introduction to Segal conformal field theory
Makoto Yamashita, University of Oslo - Introduction to rigid C*-tensor categories

Research Talks:
Colleen Delaney, UCSB
César Galindo, Universidad de los Andes
Claudia Pinzari, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
Stuart White, University of Glasgow

All participants, including mini-course speakers and invited speakers, are asked to register online. Registration will be open through March 1, 2019, or until the program is full. Please fill out the following registration form.

Financial support
Financial support will be available to (partially) fund graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other participants without grant support. We encourage those of you who are asking for support to share accommodations. The deadline to request financial support is March 1, 2019. Those requesting financial support should fill out the financial support section of the registration form and email a CV to Corey Jones [jones (dot) 6457 (at) osu (dot) edu] with the subject line "CV for OSU Quantum Symmetries 2019". Also, don't forget to fill out the separate accommodation form below.

Participants have many options for accommodation for the program. The most affordable option is in a single or shared dorm room. If you would like to be considered for this option, please fill out the following accommodation request form. Otherwise, there are many hotels near campus at which you can make a reservation, including: When making a hotel reservation, say it is for a conference at OSU to get a special rate. If you are unable to get the special rate, let one of the organizers know. There are also more hotel options near by if one of these does not work.

Travel information
The nearest airport is CMH, located about 10-15 minutes from campus. If you are being reimbursed for travel, you must fly on a US flag carrier as per NSF guidelines, unless otherwise verified with the organizers.
More info coming soon!

Related programs
International visitors may want to couple their attendance with some additional related programs: There is also a Graduate Advising Workshop at OSU June 1-2, 2019 right before the conference which many participants may also be interested in attending.

For more information, please contact:
Corey Jones [jones (dot) 6457 (at) osu (dot) edu]
David Penneys [penneys (dot) 2 (at) osu (dot) edu]

The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from:
The National Science Foundation
The Mathematics Research Institute at OSU

last modified: 2018/1/31