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Connections for Women: Quantum Symmetries January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome Remarks
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Modular Tensor Categories
Julia Plavnik (Indiana University)
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Poster Previews 1
Rekha Biswal (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik), Angela Tabiri (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Ghana), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Invariants of actions on Artin-Schelter regular algebras
Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Open problems on subfactors and unitary tensor categories
David Penneys (Ohio State University)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
  Poster Previews 2
Colleen Delaney (Indiana University), Kari Eifler (Texas A & M University), Priyanga Ganesan (Texas A & M University)
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Tea
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
  Topology and geometry of quantum invariants
Efstratia Kalfagianni (Michigan State University)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Panel Discussion on Tips & Tricks for Collaboration
Gail Letzter (NSA - National Security Agency), Van Nguyen (United States Naval Academy), Jennifer Vasquez (University of Scranton), Chelsea Walton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Elizabeth Wicks (University of Washington), Helen Wong (Claremont McKenna College)
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  Dinner at MSRI
Jan 24, 2020
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Open problems in the theory of tensor categories
Pavel Etingof (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Poster Previews 3
Karina Batistelli (Universidad de Chile), Fiona Torzewska (University of Leeds), Jieru Zhu (University at Buffalo (SUNY))
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
  Photo Session
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Frobenius-Schur indicators: from groups, to Hopf algebras, to tensor categories
M. Susan Montgomery (University of Southern California)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Symmetry and new phases of quantum matter: a physicist’s perspective
Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota)
02:20 PM - 02:30 PM
  Closing Remarks
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tea