"Galileo Galilei" Seminar (September 19th 2003)
"Quantum Group Symmetries in Integrable Models"

Michio Jimbo
Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Tokyo
Department of Physics "E. Fermi", building C (1st floor), room 250 - at 15:30

Theory of quantum groups as we see it today is a branch of pure Mathematics, but it has its origin in integrable physical systems. We give an introductory review on the appearance  and the role they play in various models in statistical mechanics and field theory. This talk is addressed to an audience which is not familiar with (but has some curiosity in) the subject.