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“extended TQFT” versus “TQFT with defects”

There are two ways in which higher categories appear in topological field theory: in extended TFTs and in TFTs with defects. How are these appearances related? According to the Atiyah-Segal axioms, a ...
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Higher holonomies for higher local systems

In Jacob Lurie's classification of tqfts, one finds a version of the cobordism hypothesis for $(X,\zeta)$-structure, where an $(X,\zeta)$ structure on a manifold $M$ is the datum of a continuous map $...
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How do sutured TQFT fit into the larger TQFT picture?

In https://arxiv.org/abs/0807.2431, Honda--Kazez--Matic introduce a definition of (1+1 dimensional) sutured TQFT; see also e.g. Mathews http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.5433 and Fink https://arxiv.org/abs/...
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TQFTs with target category of higher type than the source

In the classical version of the Cobordism Hypothesis, such as, e.g., in Jacob Lurie's On the Classification of Topological Field Theories, one considers the $\infty$-category of symmetric monoidal ...
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$S^3$ partition function from the 1-category of $S^1$ in Chern Simons theory

I am trying to learn about some categorical aspects of topological quantum field theories. For concreteness, I am considering Chern Simons theory with gauge group $G$ in three dimensions. As I ...
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Is there a classification of 2d extended TQFTs with defects?

Chris Schommer-Pries has classified 2d extended TQFTs (topological quantum field theories) in his PhD thesis. The result is a (not necessarily abelian) separable symmetric Frobenius algebra (possibly ...
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Is there a higher, “orientalish” version of geometric realisation?

Geometric realisation of simplicial sets can be roughly thought of like this: In some category $\mathcal{C}$, we choose an object for every abstract $n$-simplex. In topological spaces, we would ...
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Principal $G$-bundles as fully extended TQFTs, and $n$-representations

This is a follow up to this MO question: Fully dualizable objects in classical field theories Assuming the notation there (which in turn come from Topological Quantum Field Theories from Compact Lie ...
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Freed-Hopkins-Lurie-Teleman topological boundary conditions v.s. Lagrangian subspace

This question concerns the comparison of topological boundary conditions of TQFTs on a manifold with some boundary. For example, we can consider defining the TQFT on a $D^3$ ball with a topological ...
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Fully dualizability of dg-algebras

I am working in the context of fully extended TQFTs and, at the moment, I am trying to find fully dualizable objects in certain $(\infty, 2)-$categories. In particular I know that for the $(\infty, 2)-...
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Is there a version of the 2d cobordism hypothesis for surfaces with non-empty incoming and outgoing boundary?

Question: Is there a condition on an object $x$ of an $(\infty,2)$-category $\mathcal C$ which is equivalent to $x = Z(pt_+)$ for a unique TFT $Z$ from the $(\infty,2)$-category of framed bordisms ...
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Bosonic topological orders and unitary fully dualizable fully extended TQFT

I would like to ask if the following statement can be true: bosonic topological orders in $n$-dimensional space-time 1-to-1 correspond to unitary fully dualizable fully extended TQFT in $n$-dimensions....
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Analogue of Reshetikhin-Turaev construction for unoriented TQFTs

The Reshetikhin-Turaev construction takes a modular tensor category $\mathcal C$ and produces a 3-2-1 oriented TQFT $Z_{\mathcal C}$ such that $Z_{\mathcal C}(S^1) = \mathcal C$. Is there an ...
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Cobordism invariance and “reverse-extended TQFTs”

According to Atiyah, an $n$-dimensional TQFT is a functor from the bordism category of $(n-1)$-dimensional manifolds into $\mathrm{Hilb}$. That is, for every $(n-1)$-dimensional manifold it assigns a ...
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Reference Request for TQFTs

I had originally asked this question on Math StackExchange but have not obtained any answers, so I decided to post this here. (I have flagged the MSE post to be moved to MathOverflow, for the ...
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(∞,n)-category of triangulated cobordisms

What is an accepted definition of a (∞,n)-category of triangulated cobordisms? Is there one that has a forgetful functor to (Rezk - Hopkins -) Lurie's smooth cobordisms? Does it shed light on how ...
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Pull-back and push-forward of higher local systems

This is a follow up to the following two MO questions: q1,q2 What I'm interesting in understanding is the universal property (if any) of the morphism $Sum_n:Fam_n(\mathcal{C})\to \mathcal{C}$ ...
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target category of extended field theory

An A-S TFT is a functor from $\text{Bord}_{<n−1,n>}(\mathcal{F})$ to $\text{Vect}$ where $\mathcal{F}$ denotes a set of background fields, eg a spin structure. An extended theory is a functor ...
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Informal description of symmetric monoidal $(\infty,n)$-categories

I know the question of what is a symmetric monoidal category has shown up here. I was wondering if there was a more informal way of describing a symmetric monoidal $(\infty, n)$-category as a "...