# Questions tagged [unitary-fusion-category]

Questions about fusion categories or tensor categories with a unitary (Hilbert space and dagger) structure on the morphisms, and dagger-preserving functors.

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### Monoidal class vs gauge class vs Grothendieck class

In the comments under this post, three notions of equivalence classes of unitary modular tensor categories are brought up. They are monoidal classes, gauge classes, and Grothendieck class. Could ...

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### Are there interesting examples of unitary fusion categories where a tensor product of two simple objects is simple?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a unitary fusion category. Is it true that the tensor product of any two simple objects is simple ? If not, are there interesting (nontrivial) examples of such a $\mathcal{C}$ ?

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### Non-negative integer matrix representation of a fusion ring

Context: I am a physics grad student working on topological lines in 2D CFTs.
Let $A$ be a unital based $\mathbb{Z}_{+}$ ring with finite rank (or a Fusion ring) with the basis $B = \{b_1, b_2, \dotsc ...

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### Unitary fusion category and subfactor

From a unitary fusion category $\mathcal{C}$, there are several ways to make a (hyperfinite II$_1$) subfactor.
By [Ha] there are weak Hopf algebras $H$ such that $\mathcal{C} = Rep(H)$. By unitarity (...

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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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### 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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### 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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### What are the topological phases of quantum Hall systems?

(Fractional) quantum Hall systems are $2+1$-dimensional models which are said to possess topological order. One (maybe even complete) set of invariants of topological phases in $2+1$ dimensions is ...

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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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### Why are Levin-Wen/Turaev-Viro models said to be non-chiral?

I'd like to bring together the following two notions of "non-chiral":
On the abstract algebraic side, a modular fusion category describing the anyon content of some physical system is said to be non-...

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### Is there a simple argument that shows that two unitary fusion categories are Morita equivalent if their Drinfeld centers are equal?

By Morita equivalent I mean that there is an invertible bi-module between the two fusion categories. [Feel free to replace the Drinfeld centers being "equal" by an appropriate categorial notion of "...

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### Can non-chiral 3D TQFTs be extended to non-orientable manifolds whereas chiral ones cannot?

As far as I know, when talking about TQFT, one usually means TQFTs on oriented manifolds with boundary (cobordisms)
It appears to me that the Turaev-Viro-Barrett-Westbury state-sum construction can ...

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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 a unitary Hamiltonian TQFT the same as a unitary axiomatic TQFT?

Introduction
Axiomatic TQFTs
An axiomatic $n$-dimensional TQFT is a symmetric monoidal functor $\mathcal{Z}\colon \operatorname{Bord}_n \to \operatorname{Hilb}$ from $n$-dimensional oriented ...

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### On the existence of a square root for a modular tensor category

The center $Z(\mathcal{C})$ of a spherical fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ (over $\mathbb{C}$) is a modular tensor category.
Question: What about the converse, i.e., can we characterize every modular ...

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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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### The definition of unitary fusion category

I just come across a definition of the unitary fusion category:
A fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ over the complex number is said to be unitary if we have:
We have a Hilbert space structure on each ...

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### Is the representation category of quantum groups at root of unity visibly unitary?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra.
By taking the specialization at $q^\ell=1$ of a certain integral version¹ of the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$,
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### Unitary structures on fusion categories

A unitary fusion category is a fusion category with a $C^*$-tensor structure.
Hence, in principle, a fusion category could have more than one unitary structure. Does exist a fusion category with more ...