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Khovanov's categorification of the Heisenberg algebra

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Henry Kvinge, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 25 2015, 12:10PM

Because of its importance, the Heisenberg algebra has been categorified in several different ways. In this talk we give a broad introduction to categorification and then describe Khovanov's categorification of the Heisenberg algebra via diagrammatic calculus.