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Levin-Wen model

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

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theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

The Levin-Wen model is a model (in theoretical physics) for certain phenomena in 2-dimensional solid state physics. It can be regarded as a 3d TQFT.

The 4d TQFT analog of the Levin-Wen model is the Walker-Wang model.

References

The original article is

A discussion of the Levin-Wen model as an extended 2d TQFT formulated using tensor categories is in

Revised on October 10, 2013 18:46:38 by Xiao-Gang Wen (99.236.106.57)