## The Verlinde algebra explained so that even Algebraic Combinatoricists
can understand.

**Tery Gannon**

(York University)

Abstract: Algebraic combinatorics is interested in things like tensor
product coefficients for Lie algebra representations. A "truncated"
or "folded" version of these appears naturally in places like
quantum groups, modular representations of Chevalley groups, or conformal
field theory, and is given by the celebrated Verlinde formula. This talk
is a TECHNICAL INTRODUCTION to a number of new and relatively unexplored
questions, which really should belong to algebraic combinatorics. I will
assume some knowledge of complex Lie algebra representations.