Solving the pentagon equation with trivalent categories (R. Wolf)
- Date: Aug 29, 2017
- Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Ramona Wolf
- Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Theoretische Physik
- Room: New Lecture Hall, Room B 0.32
- Host: MPQ, Theory Division
In the first part of this talk I will give an introduction to the fusion theory of anyons including the so-called pentagon equation, which is crucial for finding consistent anyon models, and point out the difficulties when solving it. The second part of this talk is dedicated to the mathematical construct of trivalent categories, their connection to anyon models and how we can use them to make the process of solving the pentagon equation easier for particular models.