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Volume 13, Issue 2, 2016, pp. 1407–1452
DOI: 10.4171/OWR/2016/25

Published online: 2017-02-07

Factorization Algebras and Functorial Field Theories

Owen Gwilliam[1], Stephan Stolz[2], Peter Teichner[3] and Mahmoud Zeinalian[4]

(1) Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn
(2) University of Notre Dame, USA
(3) Max Planck Institut für Mathematik, Bonn
(4) Long Island University, Brookville, USA

Factorization algebras are a new mathematical approach to quantum field theory. They are related to functorial field theories, another approach to quantum field theory. Factorization algebras also figure in current research in manifold topology, homotopy theory and algebraic geometry. The workshop brought together researchers from many different fields to understand and deepen these connections.

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Gwilliam Owen, Stolz Stephan, Teichner Peter, Zeinalian Mahmoud: Factorization Algebras and Functorial Field Theories. Oberwolfach Rep. 13 (2016), 1407-1452. doi: 10.4171/OWR/2016/25