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Scott Morrison

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Shared publicly -Emily Peter's talk 2015-01-28, at the IPAM topological matter workshop.

The paper is at http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.06869

See also my notes at https://bytebucket.org/fusionatlas/fusionatlas/raw/tip/talks/20141212-AustMS/trivalent.pdf

The paper is at http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.06869

See also my notes at https://bytebucket.org/fusionatlas/fusionatlas/raw/tip/talks/20141212-AustMS/trivalent.pdf

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"Parable of the Polygons" is a playable post on how harmless choices can make a harmful world.

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Shared publicly -Nils has a nice two year postdoc position advertised in Vienna, with a short deadline:

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Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position in mathematical physics and neighbouring fields. The position will be at the mathematics department of the university of Vienna, and also associated with the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematical Physics, in the group of Nils Carqueville.

The group's interests include topological quantum field theory, higher categories, homological link invariants, 2d/4d correspondences, topological string theory, and categorical quantum mechanics. Both mathematicians and theoretical physicists with such or similar expertise and interests are highly encouraged to apply.

The position (to start in autumn of 2015) comes without any teaching duties, but with a comprehensive individual budget for attending workshops, as well as individual visits to and from other scientists.

To apply, please send your CV and research statement to nils.carqueville@univie.ac.at, and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. The application deadline is December 20.

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Applications are invited for a two-year postdoc position in mathematical physics and neighbouring fields. The position will be at the mathematics department of the university of Vienna, and also associated with the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematical Physics, in the group of Nils Carqueville.

The group's interests include topological quantum field theory, higher categories, homological link invariants, 2d/4d correspondences, topological string theory, and categorical quantum mechanics. Both mathematicians and theoretical physicists with such or similar expertise and interests are highly encouraged to apply.

The position (to start in autumn of 2015) comes without any teaching duties, but with a comprehensive individual budget for attending workshops, as well as individual visits to and from other scientists.

To apply, please send your CV and research statement to nils.carqueville@univie.ac.at, and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. The application deadline is December 20.

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Shared publicly -A nice video about topological quantum computing, from PhD comics.

"The mysteries are just piling up." How to make a noise-proof Quantum Computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFecm9NKbM

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Shared publicly -The editorial board of the Journal of K-Theory has just gone on strike.

They say that Tony Bak's family company, ISOPP, has been receiving the bulk of the income from Journal of K-Theory subscriptions (totalling on the order of 100,000GBP annually), for typesetting and publishing --- well over reasonable estimates for the cost of this work.

The editorial board wants ISOPP to transfer the ownership of the journal to the K-Theory Foundation, as has been promised ever since 2007-2008, when the original "K-Theory" become the "Journal of K-Theory".

Negotations with Bak have now dragged on for so long, and with so little progress, that the editorial board has chosen to strike indefinitely. Possibly Bak will realize that his game is up now, and transfer ownership to the foundation, but if not the editors plan to start yet another journal.

Text of the announcement over at the Secret Blogging Seminar.

They say that Tony Bak's family company, ISOPP, has been receiving the bulk of the income from Journal of K-Theory subscriptions (totalling on the order of 100,000GBP annually), for typesetting and publishing --- well over reasonable estimates for the cost of this work.

The editorial board wants ISOPP to transfer the ownership of the journal to the K-Theory Foundation, as has been promised ever since 2007-2008, when the original "K-Theory" become the "Journal of K-Theory".

Negotations with Bak have now dragged on for so long, and with so little progress, that the editorial board has chosen to strike indefinitely. Possibly Bak will realize that his game is up now, and transfer ownership to the foundation, but if not the editors plan to start yet another journal.

Text of the announcement over at the Secret Blogging Seminar.

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Andrew, in making the Watergate analogy, who is supposed to correspond to Deep Throat?

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Shared publicly -University of Queensland mathematics colloquium on 2015-05-11.

Slides at https://prezi.com/r6w-yyxlispj/view

I'll explain the connection between quantum computation and topology, by analysing the computational complexity of the Jones polynomial. Recent discoveries in condensed matter physics potentially give us the tools to build quantum computers based on topological field theories. My research on topological field theories and the algebraic structures underlying them, particularly tensor categories and fusion categories, helps us understand which topological field theories may be accessible to experiment and engineering, and which can support quantum computation.

Slides at https://prezi.com/r6w-yyxlispj/view

I'll explain the connection between quantum computation and topology, by analysing the computational complexity of the Jones polynomial. Recent discoveries in condensed matter physics potentially give us the tools to build quantum computers based on topological field theories. My research on topological field theories and the algebraic structures underlying them, particularly tensor categories and fusion categories, helps us understand which topological field theories may be accessible to experiment and engineering, and which can support quantum computation.

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Shared publicly -Noah Snyder's talk at the IPAM workshop on topological matter.

Articles at http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.7188 and http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.4204.

Articles at http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.7188 and http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.4204.

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Oh, sorry, the link is over at YouTube (which cross posts automatically here) or my talks page. The slides are at https://tqft.net/AustMS-2014

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Shared publicly -The Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematics and its Applications (essentially, the conference proceedings from our department) are now all online and freely available.

http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.pcma

https://projecteuclid.org/about/news#news20141203

http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.pcma

https://projecteuclid.org/about/news#news20141203

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This is worth it just for Leon Simon's GMT notes!

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- Australian National UniversitySenior Lecturer, 2012 - present
- UC BerkeleyMiller Fellow, 2009 - 2012
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