Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: On simplicial BF theory
Speaker: Professor Pavel Mnev
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I will discuss the construction of "simplicial BF theory", the field theory with finite-dimensional space of fields, associated to a triangulated manifold, that is in a sense equivalent to topological BF theory on a manifold (with infinite-dimensional space of fields). This is done in framework of simplicial program - program of constructing discrete topological field theories. I will also discuss the relation of these constructions to homotopy algebra.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Prof. Kevin Costello
Contact email: costello@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 773-910-8788
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