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Algebraic Topology and Physics Seminar, Week 5

Algebraic Topology and Physics Seminar: Alexander Kirillov, "Higher Categories and State Sum Constructions of Extended TQFTs"

Title: “Higher Categories and State Sum Constructions of Extended TQFTs”
Speaker: Alexander Kirillov, Stony Brook University
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract:

This talk will be closely related with Noah Snyder’s talk
from last week. We will discuss an approach to constructions of
extended (or local) topological field theories based on triangulating
the manifold (or using more general PL cell decompositions) and then
using a state sum construction.