Quantum groups from Calculus 3

Quantum groups from Calculus 3

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Michael McBreen , Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

Where do quantum groups arise in nature? For one, from integrals of multivalued functions on configuration spaces of points. I will describe a beautiful construction of the simplest quantum group from such integrals, due to Felder and Wieczerkowski: no prior knowledge or interest in quantum groups required.