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GReconstruction and the Hopf Equivariantization Theorem

 Author / Creator
 Riesen, Andrew

$G$structures on fusion categories have been shown to be an important tool to understand orbifolds of vertex operator algebras \cite{Kirillov}\cite{Gcrossedmuger}\cite{Orbifold_Paper}. We continue to develop this idea by generalizing EilenbergMaclane's notion of an Abelian $3$cocycle to describe $G$structures on fusion categories as $G$(crossed, ribbon) Abelian $3$cocycles on an algebra $H$. In particular, we show that a $G$(crossed, ribbon) Abelian $3$cocycle on $H$ will induce a $G$(crossed braided, ribbon) tensor structure on its category of modules $\mathrm{Mod}(H)$. We then prove that every $G$(crossed braided, ribbon) fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ will be equivalent to the category of modules of some finite dimensional algebra $H$ with $G$structure induced from a $G$(crossed, ribbon) Abelian $3$cocycle. We call this $G$reconstruction.
Lastly, we prove that a $G$ribbon Abelian $3$cocycle $\Gamma$ on $H$ allows us to describe the equivariantization $(\Mod(H))^G$ as the category of modules of a ribbon (weak) quasi Hopf algebra $H\#_{\Gamma}\mathbb{C}[G]$. We call this the Hopf equivariantization theorem.
By $G$reconstruction this shows that if $\mathcal{V}$ is a strongly rational vertex operator algebra where $G$ acts faithfully on $\mathcal{V}$ such that $\mathcal{V}^G$ is also strongly rational, then there is an equivalence of modular fusion categories:
\begin{equation}
\mathrm{Mod}\ \mathcal{V}^G \cong \mathrm{Mod}(H\#_{\Gamma}\mathbb{C}[G])
\end{equation}
for some finite dimensional algebra $H$ with a $G$ribbon Abelian $3$cocycle $\Gamma$. This provides a proof of the DijkgraafWitten conjecture, and generalizes it as far as possible in the semisimple setting. 
 Graduation date
 Fall 2023

 Type of Item
 Thesis

 Degree
 Master of Science

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