Although in the past they have been viewed as separate fields, low-dimensional topology and quantum algebra have recently seen surprising interactions with the development of new topological invariants with deep connections to quantum groups and category theory.  These invariants have proven to be effective tools for tackling fundamental problems in manifold and link theory, but they also have generated new research activity in algebra due to their compelling internal structure with close connections to higher categories and higher representation theory. This workshop will focus on recent advances in this developing subject, bringing together researchers from all parts of this vibrant field, and highlighting work of both established experts and exceptional young researchers from inside and outside of Australia.

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