Marco Benini, Alastair Grant-Stuart, Alexander Schenkel
February 14, 2023
This paper constructs in the framework of algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT) the linear Chern-Simons/Wess-Zumino-Witten system on a class of $3$-manifolds $M$ whose boundary $\partial M$ is endowed with a Lorentzian metric. It is proven that this AQFT is equivalent to a dimensionally reduced AQFT on a $2$-dimensional manifold $B$, whose restriction to the $1$-dimensional boundary $\partial B$ is weakly equivalent to a chiral free boson.
Keywords:algebraic quantum field theory, boundary conditions in gauge theory, chiral conformal field theory, Chern-Simons theory, Wess-Zumino-Witten model