Chennai Mathematical Institute


Schedule: 19th May 2021 -- 9th June 2021, each Wednesdays at 17:00hrs (Indian Standard Time)
Mini-course on Planar Algebras

Keshab Chandra Bakshi
Chennai Mathematical Institute.


Jones initiated the study of modern theory of subfactors in the early 1980's. Subsequently, he invented planar algebras as an axiomatization of the `standard invariant of a subfactor'. The mini-course is aimed to give an exposition of some aspects of this theory, including a discussion of the famous GJS-construction which reconstructs a subfactor from a `good planar algebra'.

Prerequisites: Functional analysis and a basic course on operators on Hilbert space.

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