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Colloquium: Vaughan Jones

March 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Some Unitary Representations of R. Thompson’s Groups F and T

Vaughan Jones
Vanderbilt University
Stevenson Distinguished Professor
Fields Medal Recipient

“Thompson’s groups are groups of piecewise linear homeomorphisms of the  interval and circle where all the non-smooth points are dyadic rationals and all the slopes are powers of 2. By thinking of the group as local scaling transformations of a quantum chain one obtains unitary representations. The matrix entries of these unitaries can be interesting and lead to a construction of all knots and links analogous to the well known construction via closed braids”.

Light refreshments will be served @ 12:30PM EMS E424A.

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Date:
March 14, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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EMS Building, Room E495
E495; 3200 N Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Phone:
414-229-4836
Website:
www4.uwm.edu/letsci/math