Topological quantum field theory and operator algebras
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (University of Tokyo)

Discovery of the Jones polynomial opened up entirely new relations between low-dimensional topology and operator algebras. We now present various recent works on 3-dimensional topological quantum field theory arising from operator algebras. No knowledges on operator algebras are assumed.

Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Rice University
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, HB 227 4-5PM


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