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Galois theory for braided tensor categories and the modular closure
 Adv. Math
, 2000
"... Given a braided tensor ∗category C with conjugate (dual) objects and irreducible unit together with a full symmetric subcategory S we define a crossed product C ⋊ S. This construction yields a tensor ∗category with conjugates and an irreducible unit. (A ∗category is a category enriched over VectC ..."
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Given a braided tensor ∗category C with conjugate (dual) objects and irreducible unit together with a full symmetric subcategory S we define a crossed product C ⋊ S. This construction yields a tensor ∗category with conjugates and an irreducible unit. (A ∗category is a category enriched over VectC with positive ∗operation.) A Galois correspondence is established between intermediate categories sitting between C and C ⋊S and closed subgroups of the Galois group Gal(C⋊S/C) = AutC(C⋊S) of C, the latter being isomorphic to the compact group associated to S by the duality theorem of Doplicher and Roberts. Denoting by D ⊂ C the full subcategory of degenerate objects, i.e. objects which have trivial monodromy with all objects of C, the braiding of C extends to a braiding of C⋊S iff S ⊂ D. Under this condition C⋊S has no nontrivial degenerate objects iff S = D. If the original category C is rational (i.e. has only finitely many isomorphism classes of irreducible objects) then the same holds for the new one. The category C ≡ C ⋊ D is called the modular closure of C since in the rational case it is modular, i.e. gives rise to a unitary representation of the modular group SL(2, Z). (In passing we prove that every braided tensor ∗category with conjugates automatically is a ribbon category, i.e. has a twist.) If all simple objects of S have dimension one the structure of the category C ⋊ S can be clarified quite explicitly in terms of group cohomology. 1
From subfactors to categories and topology III. Triangulation invariants of 3manifolds and Morita equivalence of tensor categories
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Conformal Orbifold Theories and Braided Crossed GCategories
, 2004
"... The aim of the paper is twofold. First, we show that a quantum field theory A living on the line and having a group G of inner symmetries gives rise to a category G−LocA of twisted representations. This category is a braided crossed Gcategory in the sense of Turaev [60]. Its degree zero subcategor ..."
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The aim of the paper is twofold. First, we show that a quantum field theory A living on the line and having a group G of inner symmetries gives rise to a category G−LocA of twisted representations. This category is a braided crossed Gcategory in the sense of Turaev [60]. Its degree zero subcategory is braided and equivalent to the usual representation category Rep A. Combining this with [29], where Rep A was proven to be modular for a nice class of rational conformal models, and with the construction of invariants of Gmanifolds in [60], we obtain an equivariant version of the following chain of constructions: Rational CFT ❀ modular category ❀ 3manifold invariant. Secondly, we study the relation between G−LocA and the braided (in the usual sense) representation category Rep AG of the orbifold theory AG. We prove the equivalence Rep AG ≃ (G−LocA) G, which is a rigorous implementation of the insight that one needs to take the twisted representations of A into account in order to determine Rep AG. In the opposite direction we have G−LocA ≃ Rep AG ⋊ S, where S ⊂ Rep AG is the full
Tensor categories: A selective guided tour ∗
, 2008
"... These are the – only lightly edited – lecture notes for a short course on tensor categories. The coverage in these notes is relatively nontechnical, focussing on the essential ideas. They are meant to be accessible for beginners, but it is hoped that also some of the experts will find something int ..."
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These are the – only lightly edited – lecture notes for a short course on tensor categories. The coverage in these notes is relatively nontechnical, focussing on the essential ideas. They are meant to be accessible for beginners, but it is hoped that also some of the experts will find something interesting in them. Once the basic definitions are given, the focus is mainly on klinear categories with finite dimensional homspaces. Connections with quantum groups and low dimensional topology are pointed out, but these notes have no pretension to cover the latter subjects at any depth. Essentially, these notes should be considered as annotations to the extensive bibliography. We also recommend the recent review [33], which covers less ground in a deeper way. 1 Tensor categories 1.1 Strict tensor categories