Categorification of quantum groups


Mikhail Khovanov

Columbia University

Harvard University

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center D

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in the Math Lounge


Abstract:   In 1990 Beilinson, Lusztig, and MacPherson defined an idempotented form of quantum sl(n). I'll discuss a joint work with Aaron Lauda on categorification of quantum sl(n) and explain the conjectural role of this categorification in representation theory.


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