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Modular Tensor Categories II

Introductory Workshop: Quantum Symmetries January 27, 2020 - January 31, 2020

January 28, 2020 (11:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Eric Rowell (Texas A & M University)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • braided fusion categories

  • modular categories

  • Quantum Groups

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Modular tensor categories encode the topological symmetries of 2-dimensional bosonic topological phases of matter, as the algebraic underpinnings of (2+1)D TQFTs. I will describe the main constructions of modular tensor categories, a few classification results and some open questions.

Reference List for Introduction to Modular Categories (compiled by E. Rowell)

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