### Seminar Details:

Title: | Integrability and Braided Tensor Categories |
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Location: | UK |

Speaker: | Fendley, Paul Robert |

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Date: | 2021-01-14 15:15:00 |

Link: | integrability-london.weebly.com |

### Seminar Description:

Many integrable critical classical statistical mechanical models and the corresponding quantum spin chains possess a fractional-spin conserved current. These currents have been constructed by utilising quantum-group algebras, fermionic and parafermionic operators, and ideas from ``discrete holomorphicity''. I define them generally and naturally using a braided tensor category, a topological structure familiar from the study of knot invariants, anyons and conformal field theory. Such a current amounts to terminating a lattice topological defect, and I will touch on related work on such done with Aasen and Mong. I show how requiring a current be conserved yields simple constraints on the Boltzmann weights, and that all of the many models known to satisfy these constraints are integrable. This procedure therefore gives a linear construction for ``Baxterising'', i.e. building a solution of the Yang-Baxter equation out of topological data.