# What factorization algebras are (not) good for

### APA

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

### MLA

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

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_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

## Abstract

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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