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Geometry, Quantum Fields, and Strings: Categorial Aspects
Organized by: Peter G. Bouwknegt (1), Daniel S. Freed (2) and Christoph Schweigert (3)(1) Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, ACT 0200, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
(2) Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, AUSTIN, UNITED STATES
(3) Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 55, 20146, HAMBURG, GERMANY
Currently, in the interaction between string theory, quantum field theory and topology, there is an increased use of category-theoretic methods. Independent developments (e.g. the categorificiation of knot invariants, bundle gerbes and topological field theories on extended cobordism categories) have put higher categories in the focus.
The workshop has brought together researchers working on diverse problems in which categorical ideas play a significant role.
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