Institute of Mathematics

Talk

Modul:   MAT075  Zurich Graduate Colloquium

What is.. a Drinfeld associator?

Ödül Tetik talk

Date: 01.12.20  Time: 16.30 - 17.30  Room:

Drinfeld associators constitute a rather mysterious point of contact between quantum groups (where they originated), knot theory, number theory/algebraic geometry, conformal field theory, and quantisation/Kontsevich formality. I will introduce them from a few different perspectives, discuss Drinfeld's original construction, and end with some speculations on higher knot theory and higher algebra/gauge theory.