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  Chern-Simons on a lattice and the framing anomaly

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Can someone make or refer me to the argument for why $U(1)$ Chern-Simons theory in three dimensions cannot be defined by a lattice action? (Unlike Dijkgraaf-Witten theories, which are defined on the lattice.)

Possibly related: what is the "framing anomaly"?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-25 11:25 (UCT), posted by SE-user user151696
asked Aug 24, 2014 in Theoretical Physics by user151696 (55 points) [ no revision ]

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If one follow this paper, see formula $(6)$, the zero eigenvalues of the kernel (excluding zeroes due to translation invariance), define a set of planes (co-dimension $1$), the consequence being that the CS action is not integrable.This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-25 11:25 (UCT), posted by SE-user Trimok
answered Aug 25, 2014 by Trimok (955 points) [ no revision ]

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