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**Video URL**
http://pirsa.org/21020039

## Abstract

In this talk we will introduce categories, a notion that packages mathematical objects of any kind and provides an abstract language to study them. We will build up our way towards so-called modular tensor categories, which roughly speaking are categories with a tensor product, duals, and quite a bit of extra categorical structure. They arise in (rational) conformal field theory and its study poses many interesting questions on their classification, internal structure and generalizations. I will give an overview of these questions and some current lines of research in this topic.

## Details

**Talk Number**21020039

**Speaker Profile**Ana Ros Camacho

- Mathematical physics

**Scientific Area**

- Conference

**Talk Type**

**Subject**Mathematical Physics

**Source Repository**PIRSA