There is a well-studied action of $\operatorname{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb Q}/\mathbb Q)$ on (some version of) the $E_2$ operad; see for example this MO question.

Modular tensor categories are examples of $E_2$-algebra objects in $\mathrm{Cat}$, the 2-category of linear categories.

How does the $\operatorname{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb Q}/\mathbb Q)$-action on $E_2$ act on the set of MTCs? (I assume it does preserve modularity.)

To be pedantic, I mean the following. Suppose $(\mathcal C,\otimes,\dots)$ is an MTC. Then we have an action of $E_2$ on the underlying category $\mathcal C$, which I could write as $(\otimes,\dots) : E_2 \to \mathrm{End}(\mathcal C)$. Now choose $\gamma \in \operatorname{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb Q}/\mathbb Q)$, and use it to define an automorphism $\gamma : E_2 \to E_2$. Define a new MTC $\mathcal C^\gamma$ by declaring that the underlying category $\mathcal C$ is unchanged, but the braided tensor structure is modified by $\gamma$ to $(\otimes,\dots) \circ \gamma : E_2 \to E_2 \to \mathrm{End}(\mathcal C)$. I assume that in general $\mathcal{C} \not\cong \mathcal{C}^\gamma$ as braided monoidal categories. So what is the braided monoidal structure on $\mathcal{C}^\gamma$?

In case it makes it easier, I care most about the case where $\gamma$ is in the cyclotomic Galois group $\operatorname{Gal}(\mathbb Q^{cyc}/\mathbb Q)$. Actually, most (all?) MTCs over $\mathbb C$ in fact can be defined over $\mathbb Q^{cyc}$. So it wouldn't surprise me if $\mathcal{C}^\gamma$ only depends on the image of $\gamma$ along the map $\operatorname{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb Q}/\mathbb Q) \to \operatorname{Gal}(\mathbb Q^{cyc}/\mathbb Q)$.

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