How to categorify quantum sl(2) and its finite dimensional representations?

Geometry Topology Seminar
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
University of Zurich
I will explain in  details starting with the basics, how the bimodules over some polynomial rings (cohomology of grasmanians) categorify the irreducible representations of sl(2) or U_q(sl(2).The main goal is to give an introduction to categorification theory. The talk will be accessible to graduate students.