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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Category Theory Seminar > The Category Theory of Quantum Field Theory

## The Category Theory of Quantum Field TheoryAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Jamie Vicary, Oxford University Computing Laboratory
- Tuesday 22 February 2011, 14:15-15:15
- MR3, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Nathan Bowler. The foundations of quantum field theory are murky, and we are very far from finding a clear mathematical perspective from which to understand them. However, in the regime where physics is ‘topological’, it is profoundly clear that the correct perspective is higher category theory. I will talk about why this is, and describe some recent results on the classification of topological quantum field theories that relies directly on cutting-edge pure-categorical technology. You don’t need to know any quantum field theory to understand this talk! This talk is part of the Category Theory Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
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