27 August 2023 - 1 September 2023

Organized by
Alberto Cattaneo (University of Zurich), Lennart Döppenschnitt (U. Zurich), Thomas Dumitrescu (UCLA), Dan Freed (U. of Texas in Austin), Lukas Müller (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn) and Claudia Scheimbauer (TU Munich)

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The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from both physics- in topological quantum field theory, high energy physics, and condensed matter- and mathematics- higher categories, representation theory, and topology- to report on recent progress and open questions in the study of generalised notions of symmetry. There have been significant recent developments in exploring categorical symmetries in each of these fields, so the time is ripe to bring researchers from these communities together to promote a cross-fertilisation of ideas and insights. The primary theme of the workshop is to develop a common framework for defining and working with categorical symmetry in quantum field theory.

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SwissMAP Research Station, Les Diablerets, Switzerland