The Classification Problem for Quantum Groups (16frg210)


(University of Regina)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "The classification problem for quantum groups" workshop in Banff from Sunday November 20 to Sunday November 27, 2016.

The study of quantum groups is an important component of the field of non-commutative geometry, which has been developed in the last 20 years to understand and describe physical phenomena observed at a subatomic level. Despite the development of the theory and the rich variety of examples, classification results of quantum groups are rare. The goal of our Focused Research Group is to initiate a classification program for well-behaved classes of quantum groups.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).