MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Takuo Matsuoka
Title: Introduction to topological field theories
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 13:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: These will be introductory lectures on topological field theories. I will start from elementary notions and examples, and then discuss extended topological field theories and the cobordism hypothesis. Examples will be discussed in varied depth along the way. In particular, an introduction to $E_n$-algebras and the topological chiral/factorization homology will be given.
Remarks: Talks: Oct 26 (Wed) and Oct 27 (Th)
Break: 15:00 - 15:30