Quantum Subgroups and Canonical Bases
We show that the most natural and canonical way to construct bases in
the universal quantum enveloping algebras of simple Lie groups is
provided by the quantum subgroups of SU(2), i.e. the subfactors of Jones
index less than 4, and their modules, i.e. the commuting squares. Representation
theory is also naturally constructed this way.
The quantum subgroups and modules of other Lie groups and their
associated constructions will also be discussed.