Noah Snyder

Bloomington, Indiana

sbseminar.wordpress.com

Age: 35

Assistant Professor at Indiana University, working on tensor categories and their relationships to operator algebras and topology.
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comment Was stoning practiced in 30-32 CE?
It is perhaps worth noting that this passage was almost certainly not a part of the original text of John and was added to the text a couple centuries later (though the story itself goes back at least to the 2nd century).
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answered How to ask dumb questions
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comment My advisor escalated things after not getting a coauthorship he did not deserve
Is your internal advisor funding your research and providing the equipment? My understanding is that in some fields the head of the lab is expected to be listed as an author (often in a specific way, like being last author, that makes the role clear).
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comment My advisor escalated things after not getting a coauthorship he did not deserve
Would moving to your external advisor's university be an option?
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comment How can I improve my chance of getting a tenure-track position
My impression (and CS may be different than math) is that there's a small number of "winner-take-all" candidates who interview everywhere and can take their pick of school (outside perhaps the top 5), but that in the 30-100 tier range mentioned in the post most jobs go to people who had a single-digit number of interviews and no more than 3 offers.
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answered Symmetries of module categories over the category of representations of quantum $sl(2)$
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comment Symmetries of module categories over the category of representations of quantum $sl(2)$
If your category is Vec(G) for a finite group G, then any cohomology class $H^2(G,\mathbb{C}^\times)$ will give you a tensor autoequivalence of Vec(G) whose underlying functor is trivial. (You just use the cohomology class to define the natural tranformation $1_{gh} = \mathrm{id}(1_g \otimes 1_h) \rightarrow \mathrm{id}(1_g \otimes 1_h) = 1_{gh}$.)
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comment Symmetries of module categories over the category of representations of quantum $sl(2)$
You need to be a little careful, just counting the automorphisms isn't enough as you might have that some of them act trivially on the Grothendieck group.
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answered Is it possible to confirm if someone is enrolled at a particular school?
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