SMS scnews item created by Leo Tzou at Fri 8 Jan 2016 2015
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 7 Jan 2017
Calendar1: 29 Jan 2016 1400-1500
CalLoc1: Red Centre room M010, UNSW
CalTitle1: Some unitary representations of Thompson’s groups F and T
Auth: leo@14.238.0.109.rev.sfr.net (ltzo2369) in SMS-WASM

# Joint Colloquium: Vaughan Jones -- Some unitary representations of Thompson’s groups F and T

Motivated by some ideas in subfactors and conformal field theory we construct families
of unitary representations of groups of piecewise-linear homeomorphisms of the circle
and the interval.  Special cases reveal a way to construct all knots and links from
Thompson’s groups F and T.


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