# Questions tagged [braided-tensor-categories]

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### Connection between braided tensor categories and local systems on moduli of stable marked genus zero curves

I'm looking for references regarding an unpublished Deligne's manuscript "Une descrption de catégorie tressée (inspiré par Drinfeld)" and the subject it touches, that is described in the ...

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### Braided monoidal category, example

Let $H$ be a cocommutative hopf algebra.
Let $M$ be the category of $H$-bimodules.
Does the category $M$ form a braided monoidal category with tensor product $\otimes_{H}$ ?

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### Deligne Tensor Product of Categories, Explicit Equivalence of $A\otimes_\mathbb{C} B\text{-Mod} \cong A\text{-Mod}\boxtimes B\text{-Mod}$

$\newcommand\Mod[1]{#1\text{-Mod}}$Does any one have a reference on a explicit equivalence between
$$\Mod{A\otimes_\mathbb{C} B} \cong \Mod A\boxtimes \Mod B?$$
The proof in "Tensor Categories ...

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### Constructing the inverse of a braiding in a braided pivotal category

Assume we have a braided pivotal monoidal category. This means we assume the braiding $c$ to be a natural isomorphism. But looking at the corresponding string diagram, it seems to me as if we could ...

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### Drinfeld center of $\mathrm{Mod}_R$

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $\mathrm{Mod}_R$ be the category of (left) $R$-modules.
Question: Is it true that the categories $\mathcal{Z}(\mathrm{Mod}_R)$ and $\mathrm{Mod}_R$ are ...

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### Recovering the center of a monoid from the Drinfeld center

The Drinfeld center construction is intended to be a categorification of the center of a monoid. It seems to be folklore (eg this answer or this one) that when the Drinfeld center is taken over a ...

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### Ordered logic is the internal language of which class of categories?

Wikipedia says:
The internal language of closed symmetric monoidal categories is linear logic and the type system is the linear type system.
"A Fibrational Framework for Substructural and Modal ...

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### Can a braided fusion category have an order-2 Morita equivalence class which cannot be simultaneously connected and isomorphic to its opposite?

Let $\mathcal{B}$ be a braided fusion category over $\mathbb{C}$. Let me write $\mathrm{Alg}(\mathcal{B})$ for the set of isomorphism classes of unital associative algebra objects in $\mathcal{B}$, ...

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### Categorical Morita equivalence implies equivalence of module categories?

Classically, two rings $R$ and $S$ are Morita equivalent if and only if any of the following is true
($R$-Mod) $\simeq$ ($S$-Mod).
$S \simeq Hom_R(M,M)$, where $M$ is a finitely generated projective ...

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### Can one show corbordism invariance of the Crane-Yetter state-sum using simplicial methods / are there 'Pachner-like' moves for cobordisms?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ denote some Unitary Braided Modular Fusion Category. It is well known that the Crane-Yetter state-sum, $Z_{CY}(\bullet|\mathcal{C})$ is an oriented-cobordism invariant. In other ...

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### Comodule Morita equivalence for Hopf algebras

Let $A$ and $B$ be two Hopf algebras, and denote by $\mathcal{M}^A$ and $\mathcal{M}^B$ their respective categories of right comodules. If we have a monoidal equivalence between $\mathcal{M}^A$ and $\...

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### Is there a non-degenerate quadratic form on every finite abelian group?

Let $G$ be a finite abelian group. A quadratic form on $G$ is a map $q: G \to \mathbb{C}^*$ such that $q(g) = q(g^{-1})$ and the symmetric function $b(g,h):= \frac{q(gh)}{q(g)q(h)}$ is a bicharacter, ...

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### Does the functor $\mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{Z}(\mathcal{C})$ have adjoints?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a braided monoidal category. We have a canonical functor $\mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{Z}(\mathcal{C})$ from $\mathcal{C}$ to the Drinfeld center $\mathcal{Z}(\mathcal{C})$ sending an ...

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### When is the action of the braid group on tensor powers of Yetter-Drinfeld modules faithful?

Let $V$ be a Yetter-Drinfeld module over a Hopf algebra $H$ with invertible antipode. Recall that $V$ is a braided vector space with braiding $\Psi\colon V\otimes V\to V\otimes V, v\otimes w\mapsto v_{...

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### On $\Psi$-generating paths in the Bruhat order of a Weyl group

Let $W$ be a Weyl group with roots $R$ and positive roots $R^+$. Let $v\in W$ of length $r$. We call $\mathbb{m}=(\alpha_1,\ldots,\alpha_r)\in(R^+)^r$ a Bruhat path from $1$ to $v$ if $1\lessdot s_{\...

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### Representation theory in braided monoidal categories

The crux of what I wish to know is what results from representation theory, a subject usually framed within the category $\text{Vect}_\mathbb{k}$, follow in more general braided monoidal categories? I ...

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### additivity of trace with respect to short exact sequences

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an abelian rigid symmetric monoidal category over a field $K$. Assume that the endomorphism ring of the tensor unit in $\mathcal{C}$ is $K$. If $X$ is an object in $\mathcal{C}$ ...

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### Braided category inside braided 2-category

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a semistrict braided monoidal $2$-category in the sense of [BN] (so in particular a strict $2$-category). Let $\mathcal{C}_1$ be the category of $1$-morphisms (objects) and $2$-...

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### R-matrices and symmetric fusion categories

Given a $\mathbb{C}$-linear braided fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ containing a fusion rule of the form e.g.
\begin{equation}X\otimes Y\cong A\oplus B \oplus C\end{equation}
(where $A,B, C, X$ and $Y$ ...

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### Integrals and finite dimensionality in braided Hopf algebras

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra with invertible antipode. Let $A$ be a braided Hopf algebra in the Yetter-Drinfeld category ${}_H^H\mathcal{YD}$ over $H$.
A nonzero left integral in $A$ is a nonzero ...

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### Is the center of an abelian rigid monoidal category, abelian?

Is the Drinfeld-Majid center of an abelian rigid monoidal category, abelian?
[stated in 1J of On the center of fusion categories" by Bruguières and Virelizier (link at Virelizier's page)]
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### Is the category $\operatorname{sVect}$ an “algebraic closure” of $\operatorname{Vect}$?

$\DeclareMathOperator\sVect{sVect}\DeclareMathOperator\Vect{Vect}$The category $\sVect_k$ of (let's say finite-dimensional) super vector spaces can be obtained from the category $\Vect_k$ of (finite-...

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### On reflexive bialgebras

Let $A$ be a bialgebra. We can consider $A$ as a relfexive algebra (i.e. $A\cong A^{o*}$) or relfexive coalgebra (i.e. $A\cong A^{*o}$ where in each case $o$ denotes what is sometimes called ...

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### Tensor algebras in the bicategory $\mathsf{2Vect}$

To my knowledge there are two main approaches to categorify the notion of a vector space. I will refer to them as BC-2-vector spaces (Baez, Crans) and KV-2-vector spaces (Kapranov, Voevodsky). Both ...

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### Examples of strict monoidal categories and monoidal categories with nontrivial associators

What are some "natural" motivating examples of the following:
i) A strict monoidal category,
ii) A monoidal with non-trivial associatots?
For i) the only examples I know are categories which ...

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### Nonbraided rigid monoidal category where left and right duals coincide

In a braided rigid monoidal category $(\mathcal{M},\otimes)$ left and right duals coincide. What is an example of a rigid monoidal category where left and right duals coincide but there exist no ...

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### Integrals in noncommutative graded algebras which are not necessarily Hopf

Let $\mathbf{k}$ be a field. Let $A$ be a finite dimensional $\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}$-graded $\mathbf{k}$-algebra such that $A^0=\mathbf{k}1$. Let $m$ be the maximal non-negative integer such that $A^m\...

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### Categorical construction of comodule category of FRT algebra

Let $\mathcal{B}$ denote the braid groupoid, with objects being non-negative integers $n \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}$ and morphisms $\mathcal{B}(n,n)=B_{n}$ given by the braid group. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be ...

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### The tensor product of two monoidal categories

Given two monoidal categories $\mathcal{M}$ and $\mathcal{N}$, can one form their tensor product in a canonical way?
The motivation I am thinking of is two categories that are representation ...

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### Under what conditions is a symmetric tensor category equivalent to $\operatorname{\mathsf{Rep}}G$ for some group $G$?

Deligne's theorem on tensor categories states that for any symmetric tensor category $\mathcal{C}$ satisfying the subexponential growth condition, there is a fiber functor to $\mathsf{sVec}$ and that $...

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### Scaling Yetter--Drinfeld Modules

A braided vector space is a pair $(V,\sigma)$ consisting of a vector space $V$, and a linear map $\sigma:V \otimes V \to V \otimes V$, satisfying the Yang--Baxter equation. Ee can scale the braiding ...

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### semisimplicity of maps in braided vector spaces

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional braided vector space over $\mathbb{C}$.
This means that we have a map $$c_{V,V}:V\otimes V\to V\otimes V$$ which gives us an action of the braid group $B_n$ on $V^{\...

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### What is a true invariant of $G$-crossed braided fusion categories?

Definition. An invariant of a (spherical) fusion category with extra structure is a number or a set or tuple of numbers preserved under (appropriate) equivalences.
(Spherical) fusion categories have ...

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### What is a tensor category?

A monoidal category is a well-defined categorical object abstracting products to the categorical setting. The term tensor category is also used, and seems to mean a monoidal category with more ...

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### Example of tensor category with non-simple unit $J\to \mathbb{1} \to Q$ and suitably extension $Q\to M\to J$

Edit: Thanx very much to Neil Strickland for quickly explaining to us that the following cannot be realized over finite commutative $\mathbb{C}$-algebras, as I had originally asked.
I know that there ...

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### Enrichments vs Internal homs

Consider the definition of existence internal homs for a general monoidal category category $\cal{C}$, mainly the existence of an adjoint for the functor
$$
X \otimes -: \cal{C} \to \cal{C},
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for ...

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### The dual of a dual in a rigid tensor category

For a rigid tensor category $\cal{C}$, can it happen that, for some $X \in {\cal C}$, we have that $X$ is not isomorphic to $(X^{*})^*$, for $*$ denoting dual? If so, what is a good example.

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### Do $G$-invariant non-degenerate quadratic forms come from $G$-invariant even lattices?

The following is a somewhat well-known fact: Given an even lattice $L$ with the pairing $\langle,\rangle: L\times L\to \mathbb{Z}$, we extend the pairing to $L\otimes \mathbb{Q}$ by tensoring with $\...

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### Non-semisimple representations of the braid group in a semisimple braided category

Suppose $\mathcal{C}$ is a semisimple braided tensor category (over $\mathbb{C}$, with finite dimensional hom spaces) and $X$ an object in $\mathcal{C}$.
Then for each n > 0 the braid group $B_n$ ...

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### Is there a “killing” lemma for G-crossed braided fusion categories?

Edit: I found a serious flaw in the question and my answer, and I had to change a lot. The basic question is still there, but the details are a lot different.
Premodular categories
In braided ...

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### Question about terminology, and reference request related to the braid operad

Let $\Delta_n$ stand for the Garside element of the braid group $B_n$. It turns out that the family of all Garside elements have the following ``operadic'' property:
$$
\Delta_n\left[ \Delta_{k_1},\...

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### Uniqueness of character for Z_+-rings

I have a question about the proof of proposition $3.3.6(3)$ in "Tensor Categories" by Etingof et al..
This part states that for $A$, transitive unital $\mathbb Z_+$-ring, there is a unique character ...

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### How does the relative Drinfeld center interact with the relative Deligne tensor product?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a fusion category, and $\mathcal{M}, \mathcal{N}$ semisimple $(\mathcal{C}, \mathcal{C})$-bimodule categories. The left $\mathcal{C}$-action is denoted as $- \triangleright - \...

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### Morita equivalent algebras in a fusion category

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a braided $\mathbb{k}$-linear fusion category ($\mathbb{k}$ algebraically closed; if necessary to answer my question you can also assume $\mathcal{C}$ to be pivotal or even ...

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### What is the relation between 2-Gerstenhaber, CohFT, and Gerstenhaber geometrically?

Background. As we know from Fred Cohen's Thesis, taking homology of the little 2-discs operad $\mathcal{D}_2$ with coefficients in a field of characteristic zero produces the Gerstenhaber operad $\...

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### Braid groups representations on infinite dimensional vector spaces

Let $V$ be an infinite dimensional complex vector space. Let $R:V\otimes V\to V\otimes V$ be a solution to the quantum Yang Baxter Equation. In other words: $R$ is invertible and satisfies the ...

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### Bimodule categories realized as internal bimodules

Let $\mathcal C$ be a finite tensor category, and $\mathcal M$ a finite left $\mathcal C$-module category. By a result of P. Etingof, S. Gelaki, D. Nikshych, and V. Ostrik (http://www-math.mit.edu/~...

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### About a categorical definition of graded (coloured) algebra

The definition of graded algebra had a growing interest in algebra and mathematical physics (see $[GTC]$), I see that this topic has an elegant and simple categorical generalization, but I have not ...

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### Balanced monoidal and homotopy symmetric

It's probably a very simple question but I am not sure about the reference.
In the definition of a balanced monoidal category we require that the braiding isomorphims $$c_{V, W}: V \otimes W \to W \...

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### Which Drinfeld centers are balanced monoidal, i.e. have a twist?

A twist is an automorphism $\theta$ of the identity functor of a monoidal category with braiding $c$, such that $\theta_{X \otimes Y} = c_{Y,X} c_{X,Y} (\theta_X \otimes \theta_Y)$. A braided monoidal ...