SMS scnews item created by John Enyang at Mon 15 Oct 2012 0951
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 20 Oct 2012
Calendar1: 19 Oct 2012 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 173
Auth: enyang@penyang.pc (assumed)

Algebra Seminar

Variations on the monoidal theme


Friday 19th October, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 173


Ross Street (Macquarie University)


Variations on the monoidal theme


The talk is about mathematical structures generalizing monoids in some way. These include monoidal categories, monoidal functors, monoids in monoidal categories, duoidal categories, skew-monoidal categories, and monoidal bicategories. Structures such as quantum groupoids, bialgebroids, and topological field theories become examples. The framework can be used to overcome obstacles caused by such things as the inability to calculate all simple objects in a fusion category.


After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

John Enyang

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