Online Instituto Superior Técnico

Jeff Morton, SUNY Buffalo State, USA
Some Categorical Considerations in Extending TQFT via Higher Gauge Theory

In this informal talk, I will look at some considerations that show up when extending gauge-theoretic construction of Topological Quantum Field Theory to connections on gerbes and higher structures. In particular, I will mention some contexts where higher categories with cubical or other more complex shapes of higher morphisms seem to recur, and suggest a few questions this raises.

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Jeff Morton's slides

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There will be a 20 minute discussion period / coffee break at the end of this talk.