School Seminars and Colloquia

Quantum groups and Hopf algebras in combinatorics

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Marcelo Aguiar

Institution: Texas A&M
Date: Thu 18th February 2010
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: 213 Richard Berry

Abstract: This talk will review the construction of quantum groups (deformations of simple Lie algebras) via quantum symmetric algebras, and explain how it can be extended by introducing a combinatorial structure in the form of a species, as defined by Joyal. This will lead us into the consideration of Hopf monoids in species, a notion that will be defined and for which examples will be given. Very little knowledge of any of the above notions will be assumed.

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