02/04/2014, 16:00 — 17:00 — Room P4.35, Mathematics Building
Aleksandar Mikovic, Universidade Lusófona and Grupo de Física Matemática
We will describe 2-BF topological field theories, which are categorical generalization of the BF theories. We will also explain how to construct invariants of manifolds by using 2-BF theory path integrals.
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