On topological 2-dimensional field theories

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stiénon.

Speaker: Florin Dumitrescu, Penn State

Abstract: Topological 1-dimensional field theories over a manifold M are in one-to-one correspondence with vector bundles with connections over M. We show that topological 2-dimensional field theories over M are characterized by vector bundles with connections over LM, the loop space of M, satisfying some "Frobenius properties".

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 02/10/2009

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm