# Contents

## Idea

A homological TQFT is a representation of the cobordism category that depends only on the homology of the hom-spaces.

In $d = 2$ this is also called a homological conformal field theory. The passage to homology forgets the conformal structure. The refinement of this concept from homology groups to chain complexes is called TCFT.

## Definition

Write $Bord$ for any given cobordism category, regarded as a Top-enriched category. A homological TQFT is a symmetric monoidal Ab-enriched functor

$Z : H_\bullet(Bord) \to Ab \,.$

## Applications

• The string topology operations of a manifold are part of an HTQFT. See there for details.

## References

For 2-dimensional cobordisms with closed boundary HCFT has been considered in

A detailed treatment in $d = 2$ involving arbitrary sets of branes is in section 2 of

Revised on March 16, 2013 17:43:21 by Thomas Wasserman? (163.1.130.189)