SMS scnews item created by Kevin Coulembier at Thu 12 Apr 2018 0105
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 7 Jun 2018
Calendar1: 20 Apr 2018 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
Auth: kevinc@vpnd028.ugent.be (kcou7211) in SMS-WASM

Algebra Seminar: Barter -- Fusion categories and (2+1)-dimensional topological quantum field theory

Daniel Barter (ANU) 

Friday 20 April, 12-1pm, Place: Carslaw 375 

Title: Fusion categories and (2+1)-dimensional topological quantum field theory 

Abstract: In this talk, we are going to explore the relationship between fusion
categories and (2+1)-dimensional topological quantum field theory due to Witten, Kitaev,
Freedman and many others.  Time permitting, I will discuss some ongoing work in
collaboration with the quantum information group at USYD about boundaries between
topological phases of matter in dimension 2.


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