Interactions described by higher structures, in mathematics and physics

Department of Mathematics Colloquium

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Kristin Berrigan, Stephanie Zerby, Wen-Ching W. Li.

Speaker: Adrian Ocneanu, Penn State University

Abstract: We show that the representation theory of semisimple Lie groups and its intertwiners are entirely based on and described in terms of Gaussian and Riemannian curvature. Physically, representations stand for the internal symmetry of matter, while curvature describes gravity.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 114 McAllister

Date: 03/14/2019

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm