## Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for main topology talk

Seminar | May 1 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Claudia Scheimbauer, NTNU

Department of Mathematics

I will start by motivating cobordism categories by recalling the notion of topological field theories. Then I will explain why “higher” categories appear naturally in this context (and what they are).

conway@berkeley.edu