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2d TQFTs labelled by 3-manifolds

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:00 - 15:00
Speaker: Du Pei (CalTech University)
Location: Big Seminar room Ground floor / Office Bldg West (I21.EG.101)
Series: Mathematics and CS Seminar
Host: Tamas Hausel
Lab building west seminar room


String theory and quantum field theory predict the existence of a family of 2d TQFTs labelled by 3-manifolds. I will survey what is known about this correspondence and discuss possible ways to explicitly construct such 2d TQFTs.
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