Mini-Workshop: Non-semisimple Tensor Categories and Their Semisimplification (online meeting)
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Period07 Feb - 13 Feb 2021
Finite tensor categories are, despite their many applications and great interest, notoriously hard to classify. Among them, the semisimple ones (called fusion categories) have been intensively studied. Those with non-integral dimensions form a remarkable class. Already more than 20 years ago, tilting modules have been proposed as a source of such fusion categories. In this way, the Verlinde categories associated to the pair of a simple complex Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ and an integer level $k$ have been recovered in a purely algebraic framework - called semisimplification of tensor categories. Recently efforts to understand how to go beyond these examples emerged. This mini-workshop aims at bringing together experts from various branches of representation theory and topological field theory to deepen our understanding of finite tensor categories and to compare new ways to understand semisimplification.