An introduction to modular tensor categories I
Introductory Workshop: Quantum Symmetries January 27, 2020 - January 31, 2020
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
braided fusion categories
18D10 - Monoidal categories (= multiplicative categories), symmetric monoidal categories, braided categories [See also 19D23]
Modular tensor categories encode the topological symmetries of 2-dimensional bosonic topological phases of matter, as the algebraic underpinnings of (2+1)D TQFTs. I will describe the main constructions of modular tensor categories, a few classification results and some open questions.
Reference List for Introduction to Modular Categories (compiled by E. Rowell)
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