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December 14, 2005

Topological Strings from 2-Transport

Posted by urs

I would be grateful for comments on the following notes.

2D TFT from 2-Transport


It is shown that the parallel surface transport given by certain locally trivialized 2-functors from 2-paths to Vect reproduces the class of 2-dimensional topological field theories introduced by Fukuma, Hosono and Kawai. In general, every full 2-trivialization of a transport 2-functor gives rise to a Frobenius algebra bundle.

Posted at December 14, 2005 5:02 PM UTC

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