MATH Semineri: “Equivariant Contextuality”, Igor Sikora, 13:30 23 Ekim (EN)

You are cordially invited to the Topology Seminar organized by the Department of Mathematics.

Speaker: Igor Sikora (Bilkent University)
“Equivariant contextuality”

Abstract: Simplicial quantum contextuality, introduced by Okay, Kharoof and Ipek, is a framework for using topological methods based on simplicial sets to study quantum contextuality. It subsumes earlier approaches – topological (Okay, Roberts, Bartlett, Raussendorf) and sheaf-theoretic (Abramsky, Brandenburger).

In this talk we will discuss how group action can be composed into this framework. To this end, we will use such tools as Borel construction and partial groups in the sense of Broto-Gonzalez. We will start with the notions of equivariant simplicial distributions and equivariant contextuality and connect them with the Borel construction. Then we will proceed with the cohomological aspects, which are based on the extensions of partial groups and cofibre sequences of simplicial sets.

The talk is based on a joint work with Cihan Okay, to appear on arxiv soon.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 13:30
Place: SA141 – Mathematics Seminar Room & ZOOM

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