Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The relative Drinfeld commutant of a fusion category and alpha-induction

Seminar | March 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

We establish a correspondence among simple objects of the relative commutant of a full fusion subcategory in a larger fusion category in the sense of Drinfeld, irreducible half-braidings of objects in the larger fusion category with respect to the fusion subcategory, and minimal central projections in the relative tube algebra. Based on this, we explicitly compute certain relative Drinfeld commutants of fusion categories arising from alpha-induction for braided subfactors. We present examples arising from chiral conformal field theory.