Schedule & People

Welcome to QuaSy-Con!

An informal Quantum Symmetries Conference in the U.S. Midwest


All Saturday and Sunday talks will be held in 245 Altgeld Hall
Coffee Breaks between each talk, and will be held in 239 Altgeld Hall.

Conference Photo [1] and [2]

Friday, November 8th
UIUC Algebra Seminar
2:00p - 4:00p : Cris Negron
"Cohomology for Hopf algebras and dualities" [Abstract] [Notes]

Saturday, November 9th
8:30a - 9:00a : Registration + Coffee + Snacks

9:00a - 9:50a : Julia Plavnik
"On super-modular categories" [Notes]

10:00a - 10:30a : Kursat Sozer
"Two-dimensional extended HQFTs" [Slides]

11:00a - 11:50a : Alexei Davydov
"Tensor categories generated by one object" [Notes]

12:00p - 2:00p : Lunch
Mandarin Wok (reserved and pre-paid)
403 E. Green Street, Champaign, IL

2:00p - 2:30p : Patrick Chu
"2D Extended Topological Field Theories: the good, the bad, and the ugly" [Slides]

2:45p - 3:15p : Eric Samperton
"G-crossed modular categories, G-equivariant TQFT and Birman-Hilden crystals" [Abstract]

4:00p - 4:50p : Darlayne Addabbo
"Higher level Zhu algebras"

6:30p - 9:00p : Dinner & Drinks
At Chelsea's Place [Photos]

Sunday, November 10th
8:30a - 9:00a : Coffee + Snacks

9:00a - 9:50a : Stefan Catoiu
"Generalized Trigonometric and Hyperbolic Hopf Algebras" [Abstract]

10:00a - 10:30a : Jordyn Harriger
"Planar algebras related to the symmetric groups" [Slides]

11:00a - 11:30a : Roberto Hernández Palomares
"Realizing rigid C*-tensor categories as bimodules over C*-algebras" [Abstract] [Slides]

11:40a - 12:30p : Katrina Barron
"Aspects of the theory of irrational vertex operator algebras"


1. Darlayne Addabbo, Notre Dame
2. Katrina Barron, Notre Dame
3. Stefan Catoiu, DePaul U
4. Quan Chen, Ohio St. U
5. Patrick Chu, Indiana U
6. Alexei Davydov, Ohio U
7. Colleen Delaney, Indiana U
8. Mengzhudong Feng, UIUC
9. Jordyn Harriger, Indiana U
10. Roberto Hernández Palomares, Ohio St. U
11. Hongdi Huang , U Waterloo
12. Jesse Huang , UIUC
13. Peter Huston, Ohio St U
14. Miodrag Iovanov, U Iowa
15. Yevgenia Kashina, DePaul U
16. Ryan Kinser , U Iowa
17. Mingyan Simon Lin, UIUC
18. Bingyan Liu, UIUC
19. Cris Negron, U North Carolina
20. Anh Tuong Nguyen, UIUC
21. Tsutomu Okano, UIUC
22. Amrei Oswald, U Iowa
23. Emily Peters, Loyola U
24. Julia Plavnik, Indiana U
25. Anup Poudel, U Iowa
26. Eric Samperton, UIUC
27. Sean Sanford, Indiana U
28. Brian Shin, UIUC
29. Noah Snyder, Indiana U
30. Kursat Sozer , Indiana U
31. Chelsea Walton, UIUC
32. Harshit Yadav, UIUC
33. Gaywalee Yamskulna, Illinois St. U
(By 'informal' we mean that participants will need to cover their own expenses)

Accommodation Options

Sylvia's Irish Inn (15-20 minute walk to Altgeld Hall)
Illini Union Hotel (1 minute walk to Altgeld Hall)
Marriott TownePlace Suites (5 minute walk to Altgeld Hall)
Hampton Inn (10-15 minute walk to Altgeld Hall)
Hyatt Place (25-30 minute walk to Altgeld Hall)
AirBnb Options in Urbana and in Champaign
Local Participants' Couches (Space limited, email to inquire)

Directions & Parking

* The conference location is Altgeld Hall on the UIUC campus.
* The lunch location and a potential break location are within a 2-10 minute walk from Altgeld Hall.
* Please see UIUC's parking site for parking information, especially for disabled parking options if needed. Please feel free to email Chelsea with any questions or concerns.
* The dinner location will be emailed and announced at the event, and is a 15-20 minute walk from Altgeld Hall. There is free residential parking at the dinner location.