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• #### Braid groups, the Yang–Baxter equation, and subfactors ﻿

[SNAP-2021-005-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021)
The Yang–Baxter equation is a fascinating equation that appears in many areas of physics and mathematics and is best represented diagramatically. This snapshot connects the mathematics of braiding hair to the Yang–Baxter ...
• #### Finite geometries: pure mathematics close to applications ﻿

[SNAP-2021-010-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-09-22)
The research field of finite geometries investigates structures with a finite number of objects. Classical examples include vector spaces, projective spaces, and affine spaces over finite fields. Although many of these ...
• #### From the dollar game to the Riemann-Roch Theorem ﻿

[SNAP-2021-001-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-02-23)
What is the dollar game? What can you do to win it? Can you always win it? In this snapshot you will find answers to these questions as well as several of the mathematical surprises that lurk in the background, including ...
• #### Invitation to quiver representation and Catalan combinatorics ﻿

[SNAP-2021-004-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-04-08)
Representation theory is an area of mathematics that deals with abstract algebraic structures and has numerous applications across disciplines. In this snapshot, we will talk about the representation theory of a class ...
• #### Reflections on hyperbolic space ﻿

[SNAP-2021-007-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-08-24)
In school, we learn that the interior angles of any triangle sum up to pi. However, there exist spaces different from the usual Euclidean space in which this is not true. One of these spaces is the ''hyperbolic space'', ...
• #### Ultrafilter methods in combinatorics ﻿

[SNAP-2021-006-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-06-25)
Given a set X, ultrafilters determine which subsets of X should be considered as large. We illustrate the use of ultrafilter methods in combinatorics by discussing two cornerstone results in Ramsey theory, namely ...
• #### Zopfgruppen, die Yang–Baxter-Gleichung und Unterfaktoren ﻿

[SNAP-2021-005-DE] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2021-06-24)
Die Yang–Baxter-Gleichung ist eine faszinierende Gleichung, die in vielen Gebieten der Physik und der Mathematik auftritt und die am besten diagrammatisch dargestellt wird. Dieser Snapshot schlägt einen weiten Bogen ...