Andras Szenes Video, Y-systems and Dilogarithm Identities

Title: Y-systems and Dilogarithm Identities
Program: Integrability in Modern Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Speaker: Andras Szenes, University of Geneva
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2012
Time: 3:30pm – 3:40pm
Place:Seminar Room 313, Simons Center



Abstract: In 1991, Zamolodchikov discovered an intriguing rational recursion called the Y-system. The recursion has some remarkable periodicity properties, and relations to number theory, representation theory, and several other fields of mathematics. The Y-systems gave rise to identities among the values of the dilogarithm function, and also served as one of the first examples of an important new notion of modern algebra: the cluster algebras. In this talk, we will review recent results and developments in the field.

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