# Is the central charge of a Drinfeld center always 0?

(If yes, is there a reference for this statement?)

• Addendum: I also wanted to know whether there are known examples of unitary modular tensor categories that do not have a Lagrangian algebra but do have zero central charge – Frank Feb 9 '17 at 21:03

The Drinfeld center of a spherical fusion category has topological central charge $0\pmod 8$ see Remark 5.19 in
Take the pointed modular tensor category $\mathcal C(\mathbb Z/{17}\mathbb Z,q)$ with $q(x)=\exp(16\pi i x^2 /17)$. It is easy to check that the metric group $(\mathbb Z/{17}\mathbb Z,q)$ has no Lagrangian subgroup, thus no Lagrangian algebra. The easiest way to see it is that $17$ is no square. This category is $\mathrm{SU}(17)$ at level 1 thus has central charge 16 which means topological central charge $0\pmod 8$. Another way to calculate the central charge is by calculating the Gauss sum.