Mathematical Physics Seminar, Zhenghan Wang, Reconstructing chiral CFTs/VOAs from 2D TQFTs/MTCs, J356

Date: 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:00pm

Location: 

Jefferson 356

Zhenghan Wang

Title: Reconstructing chiral CFTs/VOAs from 2D TQFTs/MTCs

Abstract: Inspired by the bulk-edge relation of 2D topological phases of matter and Tannaka-Krein duality, we consider the reconstruction of chiral CFTs, mathematically vertex operator algebras (VOAs), from their representation categories---modular tensor categories (MTCs).

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