Spring, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: March 23

"  Computing quantum mapping class group representations with Haskell "
  Paul Gustafson  


Stringnet is a Haskell library for computing mapping class group representations from the Turaev-Viro-Barrett-Westbury construction. In this talk, I will outline Stringnet’s development and walk through the calculation of a braid group representation from a Tambara-Yamagami category. I will also explain how the Stringnet library relates to Property F conjecture and topological quantum computation.