HET- seminar: Christoph Schweigert – University of Copenhagen

HET- seminar: Christoph Schweigert

Speaker:  Christoph Schweigert

Title: State sum models with defects


State sum models have applications ranging from statistical mechanics,
(topological) quantum field theory to representation theory. We present an
informal introduction to state sum models of Turaev Viro type, with a
particular emphasis on surface defects and generalizations of such models beyond