Equivariant Topological Quantum Field Theory

18 February 2016
Thomas Wasserman

Topological Quantum Field Theories are functors from a category of bordisms of manifolds to (usually) some categorification of the notion of vector spaces. In this talk we will first discuss why mathematicians are interested in these in general and an overview of the relevant notions. After this we will have a closer look at the example of functors from the bordism category of 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional manifolds equipped with principal G-bundles, for G a finite group, to nice categorifications of vector spaces.

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