Higher Structure Conferences Cattaneo

Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries

Classical and quantum field theories may be thought of as appropriate functors from (some version of) the cobordism category. In this talk (based on joint work with Mnev and Reshetikhin) I will show how this can be obtained from the Lagrangian of a classical theory. In the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism the formalism is automatically enhanced to allow for manifolds with corners, which naturally yields a Lurie-type description.

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