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Fuss about Fusion

David Craven

Date Icon Week 3, Tuesday 8 May TT 2012
Time Icon 8:15pm

Conjugacy is a fundamental notion in mathematics, and fusion - which makes non-conjugate things conjugate - has been central to modern group theory. In this talk I will take a look at conjugacy and why it is so important, discuss fusion, and give a potted history of the events surrounding its rise to the interface of algebra and topology.