Graduate Student Seminar

Title: What is a topological field theory?
Speaker: Sam Gunningham
Speaker Info: 4th Year Graduate Student
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Topological field theories (TFTs) are a way of describing the topology of manifolds in terms of algebra. I will explain what a TFT is from a mathematical point of view, concentrating on the 1d and 2d cases. The talk will be very elementary, with be plenty of pictures and examples.
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 5:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Boris Hanin
Contact email: bhanin@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 208-460-7919
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