School Seminars and Colloquia

Modular Tensor Categories and Topological Quantum Field Theory

Volume Conjecture Seminar

by Callum Sleigh

Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Mon 3rd October 2011
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Room 107 - Richard Berry building

Abstract: Given an algebraic structure called a Modular Tensor Category, it is possible to construct a (2+1) dimensional Topological Quantum Field Theory. I will give some examples of this construction, focusing on the Modular Tensor Category of representations of Quantum Groups at roots of unity.