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Finite groups G with Rep(G) Grothendieck equivalent to a modular category

We refer to Chapter 8 of the book Tensor Categories for notions related to modular tensor categories and J.P. Serre for the basic theory of linear representations of finite groups over $\mathbb C$. ...
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Local fusion categories

A local fusion category ${\cal R}$ is a unitary fusion category equipped with a top-faithful surjective monoidal functor to the fusion category of vector spaces: $\beta: {\cal R} \to {\cal V}ec$. Here,...
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Existence of twisted metaplectic categories

The paper Classification of metaplectic modular categories by Ardonne-Cheng-Rowell-Wang (2016) mentions (in Section 3) the Grothendieck ring for the metaplectic modular categories, i.e. $SO(N)_2$, $N&...
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Interpolated simple integral fusion categories of Lie type

$\DeclareMathOperator\PSL{PSL} \DeclareMathOperator\Rep{Rep}$The idea motivating this post is that there should exist a global understanding of the unitary fusion categories $\Rep(G(q))$, with $G(q)$ ...
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Extension of a theorem of Bisch to cyclotomic integers of fixed degree

Theorem 3.2 in this paper (Bisch, 1994) states that for a finite depth ${\rm II}_1$ subfactor of integral index, every intermediate subfactor are also of integral index. As an application, every such ...
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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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Is an integral fusion category pseudo-unitary over a finite field?

Here are two propositions in the book Tensor Categories: Proposition 9.5.1. A pseudo-unitary fusion category admits a unique spherical structure. Proposition 9.6.5. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be ...
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Is there a fusion category not Grothendieck equivalent to a unitary one?

We refer to the book Tensor categories by Etingof-Gelaki-Nikshych-Ostrik (MR3242743) for the notion of (unitary) fusion category. Two fusion categories are Grothendieck equivalent if they have the ...
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Extended cyclotomic criterion for unitary categorification

According to this paper (Corollary 8.54) the Frobenius-Perron dimension (FPdim) of any object $a$ of a fusion category over $\mathbb{C}$ is a cyclotomic integer. Now, FPdim($a$) is the maximal ...
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The simple unitary fusion categories of multiplicity one

Here are two families of simple unitary fusion categories of multiplicity one: $Vec(C_p)$ with $C_p$ the cyclic group of order $p$ (one or prime), The even part of Temperley-Lieb $A_{2n}$ with $n \...
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A fusion ring identity

Fusion rings I'll more or less stick to the presentation given in this question: [1] We define a fusion ring as follows: consider a free $\mathbb{Z}$-module $\mathbb{Z}\mathcal{B}$ with finite basis ...
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Existence of a unitary fusion category with this relation ruled out on finite groups

In this answer, Geoff ruled out the existence of a finite group $G$ such that the fusion category $\mathrm{Rep}(G)$ has simple objects $5_1$ and $7_1$ of FPdim $5$ and $7$ resp., with (for some object ...
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Existence of a finite group with a given decomposition for a tensor square of one irreducible complex representation

In this post, irrep and dim mean "irreducible complex representation" and "dimension", respectively. It would be helpful (in a problem of monoidal category) to find a finite group $G$ with (at least) ...
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What is the smallest rank for a noncommutative fusion ring?

A fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ (of rank $r$) is given by a finite set $B = \{b_1,b_2, \dots, b_r \}$ such that $b_i b_j = \sum_k n_{i,j}^k b_k$ with $n_{i,j}^k \in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 0}$, satisfying ...
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Is there a noncommutative simple fusion ring?

A fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ is given by a finite set $B = \{b_1,b_2, \dots, b_r \}$ such that $b_i b_j = \sum_k n_{i,j}^k b_k$ with $n_{i,j}^k \in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 0}$, satisfying axioms slightly ...
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Is there an integral fusion ring which is not of Frobenius type?

Combinatorially, a fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ is nothing but a finite set $B=\{b_1, \dots, b_r\}$ (generating the $\mathbb{Z}$-module $\mathbb{Z} B$) together with fusion rules: $$ b_i \cdot b_j = \...
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Semisimplicity of the tensor identity in a multifusion category over an arbitary field

For a multifusion category $ \mathcal{C} $ over an algebraically closed field it is known that $ \text{End}(\mathcal{1}) $ is a commutative semi-simple algebra. See, for example, Theorem 4.3.1 in [1]. ...
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Is there a semisimple Hopf algebra Grothendieck equivalent to a strictly weak one?

By Corollary 2.22 in On fusion categories (by Pavel Etingof, Dmitri Nikshych and Viktor Ostrik) any fusion category is equivalent to the category of finite dimensional representations of a semisimple ...
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Fusion category and induction matrix to its Drinfeld center: combinatorial properties

This question is inspired by this paper of Scott Morrison and Kevin Walker. Consider a fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ of rank $r$, and its Drinfeld center $Z(\mathcal{C})$ of rank $s$. Let $N_i = (n_{...
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How to translate connection on four graphs to quantum 6j symbols

I need the explicit quantum 6j symbols for the Haagerup fusion category for a physics research project. This paper math/9803044 by Asaeda and Haagerup brute-force constructs the Haagerup subfactor, by ...
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Non-trivial factor splitting from vacuum in TQFTs. F-move not unity?

Consider a unitary modular TQFT, defined by the F and R moves. More specifically, a braided tensor category relevant for anyon models in 2D topologically ordered phases of matter. I am interested in ...
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Are there irreducible multi-fusion categories that are not fusion categories?

Multi-fusion categories are a generalization of fusion categories with a non-simple unit. The direct sum of two multi-fusion categories is again a multi-fusion category. By irreducible I mean that a ...
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How do I calculate the modular fusion category from a given Lie algebra and level in Chern-Simons theory?

In Chern-Simons theory, one has modular fusion categories that are labelled by a Lie algebra and a "level", e.g. $SU(2)_2$ ("$SU(2)$ level $2$"). Physically this modular fusion category describes the ...
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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 do “pivotal” and “spherical” mean for (unitary) fusion categories on the level of the $F$-symbols?

For me, a fusion category (over $\mathbb{C}$) is just a tensor $F$ (the associator, with $6$ simple-object labels and $4$ fusion space indices) and a tensor $d$ (the quantum dimensions, with one ...
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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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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 classifies involutive automorphisms on finite groups? What classifies involutions on finite based rings?

Groups Let $G$ be a finite group. An involutive automorphism on $G$ is an automorphism $i\colon G \to G$ such that $i^2 = 1_G$. Question 1. What classifies involutive automorphisms on a given (non-...
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A cohomology theory for fusion categories

It is well known that for a finite group $G$, the associator of the fusion category of $G$-graded $k$-vector spaces is given by an element of $H^3(G,k^*)$, up to equivalence of categories. ($k^*$ is ...
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Triviality of Semisimple Hopf Algebras of Cyclic Dimension

A cyclic number is a natural number $n$ such that any group of order $n$ is cyclic. A003277 Theorem (T. Szele, 1947): A number $n$ is cyclic if and only if it is coprime to its Euler totient $\varphi(...
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Does every enriched functor preserve tensors?

Let $\cal{P}$ be a $k$-linear semisimple abelian rigid monoidal category with finite dimensional (over $k$) Hom-spaces (for a field $k$). By a tensored $\cal{P}$-category we mean a $\cal{P}$-category ...
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On the existence of a square root for a unitary modular tensor category

The centre $Z(\mathcal{C})$ of a fusion category $\mathcal{C}$, is a unitary modular tensor category. Question: What about the converse, i.e., can we characterize every unitary modular tensor ...
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Is the Nichols-Richmond theorem true for integral fusion rings?

The Nichols-Richmond theorem is a result on cosemisimple Hopf algebras, proved in their paper. It was restated for integral fusion categories by Dong-Natale-Vendramin (Theorem 3.4 here): Theorem: ...
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Is there an integral simple fusion ring of multiplicity one and Frobenius type? (obvious excepted)

To avoid any confusion, we rewrite the basic definitions for a fusion ring (already written in this post). A fusion ring is a finite dimensional complex space $\mathbb{C}\mathcal{B}$ together ...
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Module categories for Fibonacci anyons

What are the module categories over the modular tensor category Fib of Fibonacci anyons? By Ostrik's work, we know these module categories correspond to separable algebras in Fib. I do not believe ...
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Is there an integral simple fusion ring rank<6, FPdim>60 and Frobenius type?

A fusion ring is a finite dimensional complex space $\mathbb{C}\mathcal{B}$ together with a distinguished basis $\mathcal{B} = \{ h_1,...,h_r\}$ and fusion rules $ h_i \cdot h_j = \sum_k n_{ij}^kh_k $...
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representation of a group and its center

(I asked the following question at StackExchange but received no answer.) Let $G$ be a finite group and let $Z(G)$ be its center. Let $C=\mathrm{Rep}(G)$ be the category of finite dimensional ...
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Symmetries of modular categories coming from quantum groups

This is a request for references about the computation of the braided autoequivalences of fusion categories coming from a quantum group. I could not find even the description of braided ...
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Fusion Classification of $U_q(sl_N)$ Categories

Frohlich and Kerler classify categories with $SU(2)_k$ fusion rules and Kazdhan-Wenzl expand this to $SU(N)_k$ categories. In both cases, unless I am missing something, the classification are ...
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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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Lluís Puig unpublished notes

I have been reading Linckelman Notes and the Broto-Levi-Oliver articles about fusion systems and they always make mention about the Lluís Puig notes that he gave years ago, so I'm asking if anyone has ...
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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 ...
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Mac Lane strictness theorem and categorifiability of fusion rings

The Mac Lane strictness theorem states that any monoidal category is monoidally equivalent to a strict monoidal category (see here section 2.8). Q1: Is it true that any fusion category is monoidally ...
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Modularisation on group representations with arbitrary braiding

Applying the modularisation/deequivariantisation procedure to the representation category $\operatorname{Rep}_G$ of a finite group $G$ with trivial braiding gives the fibre functor to vector spaces. ...
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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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Brauer-Picard for a fusion category coming from a quantum group

In Fusion Categories and Homotopy Theory, ENO attatch a 3-groupoid to a fusion category. In the case of A graded vector spaces they further compute it's truncation as an orthogonal group $O(A \...
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Open questions on (finite) tensor categories

I would like to know about problems on (finite) tensor categories. I have read Etingof´s notes from his course at MIT. I have a question: There exists any reference where I can find an open problem ...
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How to calculate the principal graphs of a fusion ring with a given simple object?

My understanding is that the principal graphs are a pair of undirected bipartite graphs, $\Gamma_+,\Gamma_-$. They can be calculated from a fusion ring with a given simple object $X$. How to calculate ...
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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 ...