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Mathematics Colloquium: 'Higher Cluster Categories and Physics'

Friday, 09 March, 2018

Gregg Musiker, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota will present, “Higher Cluster Categories and Physics,” at the next Mathematics Colloquium on Friday, March 9.

Cluster Algebras are certain commutative algebras that have found to be surprisingly ubiquitous in mathematics and physics over the last decade and a half. In this talk Musiker will introduce the audience to cluster algebras and cluster categories, and discuss a higher dimensional analogue of such categories. Higher Cluster Categories match up with combinatorial models from higher quantum field theories as will be illustrated in this talk.  This is based on joint work with Sebastian Franco of CCNY.

The colloquium will begin with tea at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Ritter Hall. The talk will follow at 4:10 p.m. in Room 202, Ritter Hall.