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SUMMARY:What do knots\, quantum computation and field theories have in com
mon?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181220T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181220T092000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Rajath Radhakrishnan (Queen Mary University of Londo
n)\nKnots are deceivingly simple mathematical objects. Showing whether two
knots are the same or not is a hard problem. While it can be done easily
by inspection for simple knots\, the problem becomes hard very quickly. Id
eally\, to distinguish between inequivalent knots we have to define knot i
nvariants. At first sight\, this may not have anything to do with quantum
computation or field theories. However\, it turns out that these subjects
are intimately related to each other through an algebraic object called a
modular tensor category (MTC). In this talk\, I will describe an MTC and e
xplain how it forms the bridge between the aforementioned topics.\n\nhttps
://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/748/contributions/4316/
LOCATION:Department of Mathematical Sciences CM107
URL:https://conference.ippp.dur.ac.uk/event/748/contributions/4316/
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