Geometric and categorical aspects of CFTs

From Monday 24th September 2018
To Friday 28th September 2018
Location BIRS Oaxaca, Mexico


1) To discuss the interrelations between the algebraic approaches, specifically vertex operator algebras and their representation theory, and the geometric approaches to two-dimensional conformal field theories.
2) To relate certain constructions relevant to low-dimensional topological quantum field theories, specifically modular functors, cohomological field theories}, topological recursion and factorisation homology, in which axioms involving the degeneration or glueing of surfaces play a prominent role, in order to disseminate mathematical techniques between communities.