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Connections for Women: Quantum Symmetries January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020 over 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 16, 2019 over 4 years ago
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Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Emily Peters (Loyola University), LEAD Chelsea Walton (Rice University)

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This workshop will feature several talks by experts, along with numerous 5-minute presentations by junior mathematicians, on topics related to Quantum Symmetry. Such topics will include tensor categories, subfactors, Hopf algebras, topological quantum field theory and more. There will also be a panel discussion on professional development. The majority of the speakers and panelists for this event will be women and gender minorities, and members of these groups and of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. This workshop is open to all mathematicians. Bibliography Additional funding provided by:  
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent PhDs, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Jan 23, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome Remarks
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Modular Tensor Categories
Julia Plavnik (Indiana University)
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Poster Previews 1
Rekha Biswal (National Institute of Science Education and Research), Angela Tabiri (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Ghana), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Invariants of actions on Artin-Schelter regular algebras
Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Open problems on subfactors and unitary tensor categories
David Penneys (Ohio State University)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
  Poster Previews 2
Colleen Delaney (University of California, Berkeley), Kari Eifler (Texas A & M University), Priyanga Ganesan (University of California, San Diego)
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
  Topology and geometry of quantum invariants
Efstratia Kalfagianni (Michigan State University)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Panel Discussion on Tips & Tricks for Collaboration
Gail Letzter (Retired ), Van Nguyen (United States Naval Academy), Jennifer Vasquez (University of Scranton), Chelsea Walton (Rice University), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Washington), Helen Wong (Claremont McKenna College)
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  Dinner at MSRI
Jan 24, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Open problems in the theory of tensor categories
Pavel Etingof (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Poster Previews 3
Karina Batistelli (Universidad de Chile), Fiona Torzewska (University of Leeds), Jieru Zhu (University of Queensland)
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
  Photo Session
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Frobenius-Schur indicators: from groups, to Hopf algebras, to tensor categories
M. Susan Montgomery (University of Southern California)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Symmetry and new phases of quantum matter: a physicist’s perspective
Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota)
02:20 PM - 02:30 PM
  Closing Remarks
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM