Current Developments in Mathematics

Volume 2008

On the Classification of Topological Field Theories

Pages: 129 – 280

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/CDM.2008.v2008.n1.a3

Author

Jacob Lurie

Abstract

Our goal in this article is to give an expository account of some recent work on the classification of topological field theories. More specifically, we will outline the proof of a version of the cobordism hypothesis conjectured by Baez and Dolan.

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