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Unitary representations of R. Thompson’s groups inspired by quantum spin chains. menu

Unitary representations of R. Thompson’s groups inspired by quantum spin chains.

Speaker: 
Vaughan Jones (UC Berkeley)
Date/Time: 
Mon, 20/03/2017 - 16:30
Room: 
Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
Seminar series: 

Critical phenomena in physics are supposed to involve some kind of scale invariance. The Thompson groups are composed of local scaling transformations so one might expect them to be relevant to critical phenomena on lattices. Motivated by this thought we will construct a family of unitary representations of the Thompson groups whose coefficients are of some interest.