3-Manifold Seminar: Modular Tensor Categories

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Modular tensor categories are certain tensor categories that lead to 3d TQFTs and, hence, to invariants of 3-manifolds. I will describe two kinds of modular tensor categories: those coming from Drinfeld centers, and those coming from quantum groups.