What factorization algebras are (not) good for


Gwilliam, O. (2022). What factorization algebras are (not) good for. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22120045


Gwilliam, Owen. What factorization algebras are (not) good for. Perimeter Institute, Dec. 16, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22120045


          @misc{ pirsa_22120045,
            doi = {10.48660/22120045},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22120045},
            author = {Gwilliam, Owen},
            keywords = {Mathematical physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {What factorization algebras are (not) good for},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {dec},
            note = {PIRSA:22120045 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Owen Gwilliam University of Massachusetts Amherst


Factorization algebras are local-to-global objects, much like sheaves, and it is natural to ask what kind of topology, geometry, and physics they are sensitive to. We will examine this question with a focus on less-perturbative phenomena, touching on topics like moduli of vacua for 4-dimensional gauge theories and Dijkgraaf-Witten-type TFTs. Apologies hereby issued in advance to the (hopefully) friendly audience (and to my collaborators!) for speaking before achieving complete clarity.

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