# Questions tagged [fusion-categories]

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### Hierarchy of fusion categories

There is a large hierarchy of foobar fusion categories, where foobar is a special property. How does this correlate with the properties of their Clebsch-Gordan (or analogue, I think those are the F-) ...

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### A twisted Haagerup category without pivotal structure

Let $G$ be a finite group, $\tau$ a group automorphism of $G$ of period two and $m$ a natural number. Following [1, Definition 2.1], a complex fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ is called a quadratic ...

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### Sum of squares and divisibility

Consider an integer of the form $$N = 1 + \sum_{i=1}^r d_i^2$$ where $d_i \in \mathbb{N}_{\ge 3}$ and $d_i^2$ divides $N$.
Question: Must $r$ be greater than or equal to $9$?
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### Categorical dimension and formal codegrees

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a complex fusion category. If it admits a pivotal structure $a$ then by [1, Proposition 4.7.12], $\dim_a$ induces a character $\chi$ on the Grothendieck ring $Gr(\mathcal{C})$, of ...

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### Drinfeld center of a Deligne tensor product

Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be two tensor categories (if necessary, assume they are fusion categories). Is the canonical braided monoidal functor $$\mathcal{Z}(\mathcal{C})\boxtimes\mathcal{Z}(...

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### Is there a fusion subcategory in sphericalization tensor equivalent to the original one?

Let $C$ be a fusion category. Then $C$ is not necessary spherical. But its sphericalization $\tilde{C}$ has a canonical spherical structure $i:Id\to **$. The simple objects of $\tilde{C}$ are pairs $(...

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### The fusion categories with a strict skeleton

We refer to the book Tensor Categories (by Etingof-Gelaki-Nikshych-Ostrik) for all the notions mentioned in this post.
A fusion category is skeletal if two isomorphic objects are always equal. Every ...

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### Are there non-homeomorphic 3-manifolds with the same Turaev-Viro-Barrett-Westbury invariants?

The Turaev-Viro-Barrett-Westbury invariant of a closed oriented topological $3$-manifold $M$ for a spherical fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ is a number denoted $|M|_{\mathcal{C}}$ computed from (but ...

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### Pseudo-real (Frobenius-Schur indicator $= -1$) simple object in $X \otimes X^*$?

If I consider a simple object $X$ in a fusion category and tensor it with its dual $X^*$, and let $Y$ be a simple object in the decomposition $X \otimes X^* = I + Y + \dotsb$. I want to say that $Y$ ...

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### Realizing a fusion category as endomorphisms of an algebra

Consider the two statements:
"Any unitary fusion category can be realised as a category of endomorphisms on a hyperfinite von Neumann algebra", as stated in 1506.03546 page 4. The above ...

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### Second Frobenius-Schur indicator and near-group categories G+|G|

A near-group category $G+m$ is a (spherical) fusion category whose simple objects are given by the element $g$ of the finite group $G$, plus one extra simple object $y$, with Grothendieck ring as ...

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### What are all the possible indices for the finite depth subfactors?

Jones index theorem (1983) states that the set of all possible (finite) indices of subfactors is exactly $$\mathrm{Ind}=\{ 4 \cos(\pi/n)^2 \ | \ n \ge 3 \} \cup [4, \infty),$$ but if we restrict to ...

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### Can a braided fusion category have an order-2 Morita equivalence class which cannot be simultaneously connected and isomorphic to its opposite?

Let $\mathcal{B}$ be a braided fusion category over $\mathbb{C}$. Let me write $\mathrm{Alg}(\mathcal{B})$ for the set of isomorphism classes of unital associative algebra objects in $\mathcal{B}$, ...

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### Reference for NIM-rep theory for non-commutative fusion rings?

The literature on nonnegative integer matrix representations (NIM-reps) seems to be focused on commutative fusion rings, since a primary motivation there is for rational conformal field theory (RCFT). ...

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### Is the regular representation of a fusion ring a direct sum of all its irreducible representations?

For groups, the regular representation contains each irrep with multiplicity equal to the irrep's dimension.
For (not necessarily commutative) fusion rings, is there any analogous statement for the ...

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### A property forcing the Frobenius-Schur indicator to be positive

Let $G$ be a finite group. Two irreducible complex representations $V,V'$ of $G$ are called dual to each other if $V \otimes V'$ admits a trivial component, i.e. $\hom_G(V \otimes V',V_0)$ is positive ...

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### Are the finite quantum permutation groups, weakly group-theoretical?

Wang defined in Quantum symmetry groups of finite spaces a notion of quantum automorphism group. The application to a finite space of $n$ elements is called the quantum permutation group of $n$ ...

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### Schur orthogonality relation on fusion categories

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the Grothendieck ring of an abelian fusion category. Let $(M_i)$ be its fusion matrices and $(\mathrm{diag}(\lambda_{i,j}))$ their simultaneous diagonalization. Take $M_1=id$, so ...

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### Finite groups G with Rep(G) Grothendieck equivalent to a modular category

We refer to Chapter 8 of the book Tensor Categories for notions related to modular tensor categories and J.P. Serre for the basic theory of linear representations of finite groups over $\mathbb C$.
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### Local fusion categories

A local fusion category ${\cal R}$ is a unitary fusion category equipped with a top-faithful surjective monoidal functor to the fusion category of vector spaces: $\beta: {\cal R} \to {\cal V}ec$. Here,...

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### Existence of twisted metaplectic categories

The paper Classification of metaplectic modular categories by Ardonne-Cheng-Rowell-Wang (2016) mentions (in Section 3) the Grothendieck ring for the metaplectic modular categories, i.e. $SO(N)_2$, $N&...

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### Interpolated simple integral fusion categories of Lie type

$\DeclareMathOperator\PSL{PSL} \DeclareMathOperator\Rep{Rep}$The idea motivating this post is that there should exist a global understanding of the unitary fusion categories $\Rep(G(q))$, with $G(q)$ ...

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### Extension of a theorem of Bisch to cyclotomic integers of fixed degree

Theorem 3.2 in this paper (Bisch, 1994) states that for a finite depth ${\rm II}_1$ subfactor of integral index, every intermediate subfactor are also of integral index. As an application, every such ...

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### R-matrices and symmetric fusion categories

Given a $\mathbb{C}$-linear braided fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ containing a fusion rule of the form e.g.
\begin{equation}X\otimes Y\cong A\oplus B \oplus C\end{equation}
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### Is an integral fusion category pseudo-unitary over a finite field?

Here are two propositions in the book Tensor Categories:
Proposition 9.5.1. A pseudo-unitary fusion category admits a unique
spherical structure.
Proposition 9.6.5. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be ...

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### Is there a fusion category not Grothendieck equivalent to a unitary one?

We refer to the book Tensor categories by Etingof-Gelaki-Nikshych-Ostrik (MR3242743) for the notion of (unitary) fusion category. Two fusion categories are Grothendieck equivalent if they have the ...

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### Extended cyclotomic criterion for unitary categorification

According to this paper (Corollary 8.54) the Frobenius-Perron dimension (FPdim) of any object $a$ of a fusion category over $\mathbb{C}$ is a cyclotomic integer. Now, FPdim($a$) is the maximal ...

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### The simple unitary fusion categories of multiplicity one

Here are two families of simple unitary fusion categories of multiplicity one:
$Vec(C_p)$ with $C_p$ the cyclic group of order $p$ (one or prime),
The even part of Temperley-Lieb $A_{2n}$ with $n \...

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### A fusion ring identity

Fusion rings
I'll more or less stick to the presentation given in this question: [1]
We define a fusion ring as follows: consider a free $\mathbb{Z}$-module $\mathbb{Z}\mathcal{B}$ with finite basis ...

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### Existence of a unitary fusion category with this relation ruled out on finite groups

In this answer, Geoff ruled out the existence of a finite group $G$ such that the fusion category $\mathrm{Rep}(G)$ has simple objects $5_1$ and $7_1$ of FPdim $5$ and $7$ resp., with (for some object ...

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### Existence of a finite group with a given decomposition for a tensor square of one irreducible complex representation

In this post, irrep and dim mean "irreducible complex representation" and "dimension", respectively.
It would be helpful (in a problem of monoidal category) to find a finite group $G$ with (at least) ...

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### What is the smallest rank for a noncommutative fusion ring?

A fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ (of rank $r$) is given by a finite set $B = \{b_1,b_2, \dots, b_r \}$ such that $b_i b_j = \sum_k n_{i,j}^k b_k$ with $n_{i,j}^k \in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 0}$, satisfying ...

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### Is there a noncommutative simple fusion ring?

A fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ is given by a finite set $B = \{b_1,b_2, \dots, b_r \}$ such that $b_i b_j = \sum_k n_{i,j}^k b_k$ with $n_{i,j}^k \in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 0}$, satisfying axioms slightly ...

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### Is there an integral fusion ring which is not of Frobenius type?

Combinatorially, a fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ is nothing but a finite set $B=\{b_1, \dots, b_r\}$ (generating the $\mathbb{Z}$-module $\mathbb{Z} B$) together with fusion rules: $$ b_i \cdot b_j = \...

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### Semisimplicity of the tensor identity in a multifusion category over an arbitary field

For a multifusion category $ \mathcal{C} $ over an algebraically closed field it is known that $ \text{End}(\mathcal{1}) $ is a commutative semi-simple algebra. See, for example, Theorem 4.3.1 in [1]. ...

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### Is there a semisimple Hopf algebra Grothendieck equivalent to a strictly weak one?

By Corollary 2.22 in On fusion categories (by Pavel Etingof, Dmitri Nikshych and Viktor Ostrik) any fusion category is equivalent to the category of finite dimensional representations of a semisimple ...

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### Fusion category and induction matrix to its Drinfeld center: combinatorial properties

This question is inspired by this paper of Scott Morrison and Kevin Walker.
Consider a fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ of rank $r$, and its Drinfeld center $Z(\mathcal{C})$ of rank $s$.
Let $N_i = (n_{...

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### How to translate connection on four graphs to quantum 6j symbols

I need the explicit quantum 6j symbols for the Haagerup fusion category for a physics research project. This paper math/9803044 by Asaeda and Haagerup brute-force constructs the Haagerup subfactor, by ...

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### Non-trivial factor splitting from vacuum in TQFTs. F-move not unity?

Consider a unitary modular TQFT, defined by the F and R moves. More specifically, a braided tensor category relevant for anyon models in 2D topologically ordered phases of matter. I am interested in ...

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### Are there irreducible multi-fusion categories that are not fusion categories?

Multi-fusion categories are a generalization of fusion categories with a non-simple unit. The direct sum of two multi-fusion categories is again a multi-fusion category. By irreducible I mean that a ...

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### How do I calculate the modular fusion category from a given Lie algebra and level in Chern-Simons theory?

In Chern-Simons theory, one has modular fusion categories that are labelled by a Lie algebra and a "level", e.g. $SU(2)_2$ ("$SU(2)$ level $2$").
Physically this modular fusion category describes the ...

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### What is a true invariant of $G$-crossed braided fusion categories?

Definition. An invariant of a (spherical) fusion category with extra structure is a number or a set or tuple of numbers preserved under (appropriate) equivalences.
(Spherical) fusion categories have ...

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### What do "pivotal" and "spherical" mean for (unitary) fusion categories on the level of the $F$-symbols?

For me, a fusion category (over $\mathbb{C}$) is just a tensor $F$ (the associator, with $6$ simple-object labels and $4$ fusion space indices) and a tensor $d$ (the quantum dimensions, with one ...

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### Is there a "killing" lemma for G-crossed braided fusion categories?

Edit: I found a serious flaw in the question and my answer, and I had to change a lot. The basic question is still there, but the details are a lot different.
Premodular categories
In braided ...

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### How does the relative Drinfeld center interact with the relative Deligne tensor product?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a fusion category, and $\mathcal{M}, \mathcal{N}$ semisimple $(\mathcal{C}, \mathcal{C})$-bimodule categories. The left $\mathcal{C}$-action is denoted as $- \triangleright - \...

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### Morita equivalent algebras in a fusion category

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a braided $\mathbb{k}$-linear fusion category ($\mathbb{k}$ algebraically closed; if necessary to answer my question you can also assume $\mathcal{C}$ to be pivotal or even ...

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### What classifies involutive automorphisms on finite groups? What classifies involutions on finite based rings?

Groups
Let $G$ be a finite group. An involutive automorphism on $G$ is an automorphism $i\colon G \to G$ such that $i^2 = 1_G$.
Question 1. What classifies involutive automorphisms on a given (non-...

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### A cohomology theory for fusion categories

It is well known that for a finite group $G$, the associator of the fusion category of $G$-graded $k$-vector spaces is given by an element of $H^3(G,k^*)$, up to equivalence of categories. ($k^*$ is ...

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### Triviality of Semisimple Hopf Algebras of Cyclic Dimension

A cyclic number is a natural number $n$ such that any group of order $n$ is cyclic. A003277
Theorem (T. Szele, 1947): A number $n$ is cyclic if and only if it is coprime to its Euler totient $\varphi(...

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### Does every enriched functor preserve tensors?

Let $\cal{P}$ be a $k$-linear semisimple abelian rigid monoidal category with finite dimensional (over $k$) Hom-spaces (for a field $k$).
By a tensored $\cal{P}$-category we mean a $\cal{P}$-category ...