Topology and Field Theories: Center for Mathematics at Notre Dame, Summer School and Conference Topology and Field Theories May 29-june 8, 2012 ... Dame, Notre Dam

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Stephan Stolz

Year 2014
Pages 176
Publisher Amer Mathematical Society
Language en
ISBN 9781470410155
File Size 3.46 MB
File Format PDF
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This book is a collection of expository articles based on four lecture series presented during the 2012 Notre Dame Summer School in Topology and Field Theories. The four topics covered in this volume are: Construction of a local conformal field theory associated to a compact Lie group, a level and a Frobenius object in the corresponding fusion category; Field theory interpretation of certain polynomial invariants associated to knots and links; Homotopy theoretic construction of far-reaching generalisations of the topological field theories that Dijkgraf and Witten associated to finite groups; and a discussion of the action of the orthogonal group O(n) on the full subcategory of an n-category consisting of the fully dualisable objects. The expository style of the articles enables non-experts to understand the basic ideas of this wide range of important topics.