**SMS scnews item created by John Enyang at Sat 11 May 2013 1251**

Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 18 May 2013

**Calendar1: 17 May 2013 1205-1255**

**CalLoc1: Carslaw 373**

Auth: enyang@penyang.pc (assumed)

### Algebra Seminar

# Fusion categories and finite groups

### Grossman

###### Friday 17th May, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 373

###### Speaker:

Pinhas Grossman (University of New South Wales)

###### Title:

Fusion categories and finite groups

###### Abstract:

The collection of (finite-dimensional) representations of a given group forms a tensor category. Fusion categories are tensor categories which share many properties with the representation categories of finite groups. In addition to finite groups, interesting examples of fusion categories come from quantum groups and from operator algebras.

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We will take the speaker to lunch after the talk.

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John Enyang John.Enyang@sydney.edu.au