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### Is the representation category of quantum groups at root of unity visibly unitary?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra.
By taking the specialization at $q^\ell=1$ of a certain integral version¹ of the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$,
and by considering a certain quotient ...

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### What's the right way to think about “anomalies” in 3d TQFTs?

3d TQFTs constructed from modular tensor categories don't in general give an honest 3d TQFT, instead they have an "anomaly." My vague understanding from Kevin Walker's talks and from skimming ...

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### Do all 3D TQFTs come from Reshetikhin-Turaev?

The Reshetikhin-Turaev construction take as input a Modular Tensor Category (MTC) and spits out a 3D TQFT. I've been told that the other main construction of 3D TQFTs, the Turaev-Viro State sum ...

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### Unitary structures on fusion categories

A unitary fusion category is a fusion category with a $C^*$-tensor structure.
Hence, in principle, a fusion category could have more than one unitary structure. Does exist a fusion category with more ...

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### Example for non equivalent rational full CFTs with same modular invariant (partition function)

I am looking for a counter example which shows, that a full rational 2D CFT (with respect to a given chiral subtheory) is not characterized by its modular invariant partition function. People tell me ...

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### Is every separable algebra in a modular tensor category Morita equivalent to a commutative one?

Separable algebras in modular tensor categories are interesting algebraic structures, which have received significant attention because of their connection to conformal field theories. My ...

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### Is “being a modular category” a universal or categorical/algebraic property?

A semisimple braided category with duals is called modular when a certain matrix $S$ is invertible. The components $S_{AB}$ are indexed by (isomorphism classes of) simple objects of the category and ...

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### Is tensor product exact in abelian tensor categories with duals?

Suppose we are in an abelian tensor category with duals, where all objects have finite length. Let $0 \to A \to B \to C \to 0$ be a short exact sequence and $Z$ an object of the category. Is
$$0 \to ...

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### Is the modularisation of a unitary fusion category always unitary?

Suppose $\mathcal{C}$ is a unitary ribbon fusion category. Also assume that its symmetric centre has trivial twist and trivial pivotal structure, i.e. is tannakian. Thus, the Müger/Bruguières ...

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### How weird can Modular Tensor Categories be over non-algebraically closed fields?

I am trying to understand better the behaviour and character of modular tensor categories over non-algebraically closed fields. How weird can they be?
The reason I am interested in this is that my ...

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### Gauss-Milgram formula for fermionic topological order?

For Bosonic topological order, a very useful formula was proved to be true:
$\sum_a d_a^2 \theta_a=\mathcal{D} \exp(\frac{c_-}{8}2\pi i) $
(for more detail: $d_a$ is the quantum dimension of anyon ...

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### Structure of Lagrangian algebras in the center of a fusion category

(1) Let $\mathcal F$ be a spherical fusion tensor category. Then Müger showed that
$R=\bigoplus_{H\in\mathrm{Irr}(\mathcal F)} H\boxtimes H^\mathrm{op}$ canonically has the structure of a Frobenius ...

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### Geometric Intuition of $P^+$ in Modular Tensor Categories

I'm currently reading through Bakalov and Kirillov's "Lectures on Tensor Categories and Modular Functors," and I am having some difficulty understanding the definition of $p^\pm$ given on page 49. ...

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### Is there a quotient or exact sequence of symmetric, premodular (ribbon fusion) and modular categories?

In Walker and Wang's article about (3+1)-TQFTs from premodular categories, they say on page 14 that you can take a quotient of a premodular category $\mathcal{C}$ by its symmetric fusion subcategory ...

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### How to make a premodular category a modular tensor category?

A premodular category (also called ribbon fusion category) is roughly speaking a tensor category where fusion and braiding of the objects are defined. With an extra nondegeneracy condition for the ...

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### Is every premodular category the *full* subcategory of a modular category?

In Müger's article "Conformal Field Theory and Doplicher-Roberts Reconstruction", he defines the "modular closure" of a braided monoidal category. So every braided monoidal category (and therefore ...

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### Can “premodular” be relaxed as a condition for uniqueness of Bruguieres/Mueger modularization?

Suppose that C is a ribbon monoidal category with dominant ribbon functors F_1: C->D_1 and F_2: C->D_2 such that D_1 and D_2 are modular tensor categories, does it follow that D_1 and D_2 are ...

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### Twists, balances, and ribbons in pivotal braided tensor categories

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a pivotal tensor category. Feel free to assume finiteness, semisimplicity, fusion, sphericality, unitarity or whatever makes things interesting. Which of the following structures ...

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### Do all non-degenerate quadratic forms come from positive even lattices?

Let $(G,+)$ be a finite Abelian group. We say $q\colon G\to \mathbb{T}$ is a non-degenerated quadratic form, if $q(-a)=q(a)$ and the symmetric function
$$
b(g,h) =q(g+h)q(g)^{-1}q(h)^{-1}
$$
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### Distinct 2D RCFTs with the same underlying MTC

A 2d rational conformal field theory (RCFT) gives rise to a modular tensor category (MTC) equipped with a Frobenius algebra object (see, for example, http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0204148).
Is there an ...

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### What's the best reference for actual formulas for RT invariants?

If one really wants to understand the formulas for how to construct the Reshetikhin-Turaev 3-manifold invariants coming from quantum groups in terms of R-matrices and such, what's the best reference ...

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### Graphical calculus in braided G crossed fusion categories: Explanation request and a question

I am trying to understand the equivalence between the 2 category of braided G crossed categories and the 2 category of braided categories containing Rep(G) as a symmetric category. The references in ...

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### How nontrivial can “central extensions of ribbon fusion categories” be?

In a sense, this is a follow up on this question, but one PhD programme later.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be ribbon fusion. By $\mathcal{C}'$, we denote the symmetric centre, i.e. the full subcategory of ...

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### When modular tensor categories are equivalent?

I asked this question at math stack exchange math stack exchange but I haven't got any answer yet there.
I would like to know when we say that two modular tensor categories are equivalent.
Is it ...