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Crane-Yetter TFT, quantum groups and skein modules - II

Introductory Workshop: Higher Categories and Categorification February 10, 2020 - February 14, 2020

February 11, 2020 (02:00 PM PST - 03:00 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Pavel Safronov (University of Edinburgh)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • TFT

  • Quantum Groups

  • skein modules

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These lectures will serve as an introduction to a class of 4-dimensional topological field theories arising from ribbon categories. I will explain their relationship to the Crane-Yetter state sum, Chern-Simons theory, geometric Langlands program and skein modules.

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