Mathematical Opportunities

2018 Mathematics Research Communities - Call for Applications

Calls for Applications / Graduate students, Postdocs/early career

The 2018 Mathematics Research Communities will have five conferences in the summer of 2018. Below is one of the conferences. The other four conferences are separately listed on this site.

Week 2a: June 10 16, 2018 - Quantum Symmetries: Subfactors and Fusion Categories

David Penneys (The Ohio State University)
Julia Plavnik (Texas A&M University)
Noah Snyder (Indiana University)

Just as a group encodes classical symmetry, subfactors and fusion categories encode quantum symmetry. These mathematical objects have applications in a diverse range of settings across mathematics and physics, including invariants of 3-manifolds, representation theory, condensed matter physics, topological phases of matter, and quantum information. This program will bring together graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers from operator algebras, representation theory, category theory, topology, and quantum information theory to work together on problems on classifying, understanding, and applying quantum symmetries.

About the Mathematics Research Communities:

Mathematics Research Communities (MRC), a program of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), nurtures early-career mathematicians--those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished--and provides them with opportunities to build social and collaborative networks through which they can inspire and sustain each other in their work.

The structured program is designed to engage and guide all participants as they start their careers. For each topic,the program includes a one-week summer conference; a Special Session at the next Joint Mathematics Meetings; and a longitudinal study of early career mathematicians.

The summer conferences of the MRC are held in the serene setting of the Whispering Pines Conference Center in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, where participants can enjoy the natural beauty and a collegial atmosphere. Those accepted into this program will receive support (full room and board at the Whispering Pines Conference Center and full or partial airfare) for the summer conference, and will be partially supported for their participation in the Joint Mathematics Meetings which follow in January 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals within one to two years prior to the receipt of their PhDs or within one to five years after receipt of their PhDs are welcome to apply. The MRC program is open to individuals who are U.S. citizens as well as to those who are affiliated with U.S. institutions. A few international participants may be accepted. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All participants are expected to be active in the full MRC program.

Please contact Steven Ferrucci at if you have additional questions.

American Mathematical Society
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2017
Deadline: Feb 15, 2018