Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Yang-Baxter equations and subfactors

Seminar | September 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Hans G. Wenzl, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We show how solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation can be used to construct subfactors, under suitably nice conditions. We treat in detail the simplest case when the solutions define representations of the symmetric groups.