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Introduction to cobordism hypothesis

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Speaker: 
Luuk Stehouwer
Affiliation: 
MPIM Bonn
Date: 
Mon, 2021-06-21 15:30 - 16:30
Parent event: 
MPIM Topology Seminar

Topological field theories are an area of research where topology, category theory and physics meet. The cobordism hypothesis
summarizes the content of a topological field theory elegantly in a tiny algebraic datum. I will try to convince you that the
cobordism hypothesis is intuitively reasonable by taking a look at the one- and two-dimensional cases while avoiding too
much higher category theory.

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