Thompson Groups Seminar - Vaughan Jones

Event Date: 

Thursday, December 18, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 2250 Elings Hall

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Sean Fraer

Email: seanfr@microsoft.com

Phone: 805-893-8818

  • Q Seminar

 An attempt to take the continuum limit of the finite dimensional Hilbert spaces supplied by a subfactor using the block spin method yields a large family of unitary representations of Thompon's groups F and T. In particular all knots and links, oriented or unoriented, arise as the coefficient of one of these representations for the vacuum vector.