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These are the lecture notes of a course which was given in the summer term 2016 at Saarland University by Roland Speicher. It covers the basic work of Vaughan Jones on subfactors, Jones index, the relation to knots and the Jones polynomial, and planar algebras. It assumes some familiarity with basic functional analysis and operator algebraic notions.
Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)
|Course notes||v1 PDF (1.1M)||02/18/17|