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Categorifying quantum sl2

Date: 
Thursday 16th April 2009 - 09:30 to 10:30
Abstract: 
Igor Frenkel introduced the idea that the quantum enveloping algebra of sl(2) could be categorified at generic q using its canonical basis. In my talk I will describe a realization of Frenkel's proposal using a diagrammatic calculus. If time permits I will also explain joint work with Mikhail Khovanov on how this construction can be generalized to quantum sl(n).
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons