Cobordism hypothesis

In mathematics, the cobordism hypothesis, due to John C. Baez and James Dolan,[1] concerns the classification of extended topological quantum field theories (TQFTs). In 2008, Jacob Lurie proposed a broadly-accepted solution.[2][3]

See also


  1. Baez, John C.; Dolan, James (1995). "Higher‐dimensional algebra and topological quantum field theory". Journal of Mathematical Physics. AIP Publishing. 36 (11): 6073–6105. arXiv:q-alg/9503002. doi:10.1063/1.531236. ISSN 0022-2488.
  2. Hisham Sati; Urs Schreiber (2011). Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory and Perturbative String Theory. American Mathematical Soc. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8218-5195-1.
  3. Ayala, David; Francis, John (2017-05-05). "The cobordism hypothesis". arXiv:1705.02240 [math.AT].

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