3/16/2022 -Quantum Matter in Mathematics and Physics

Speaker: Gregory Moore (Rutgers)

Title:  Summing Over Bordisms In 2d TQFT
Abstract: Some recent work in the quantum gravity literature has considered what happens when the amplitudes of a TQFT are summed over the bordisms between fixed in-going and out-going boundaries. We will comment on these constructions. The total amplitude, that takes into account all in-going and out-going boundaries can be presented in a curious factorized form. This talk reports on work done with Anindya Banerjee and is based on the paper on the e-print arXiv  2201.00903.

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