The Categorical Late Lunch

Edinburgh's informal category theory seminar

During the autumn semester of 2020 we are running an online category theory seminar, fortnightly on Thursdays at 2pm (see schedule below).

The idea is for this seminar to be pretty low-key—a place where, for instance, grad students feel comfortable giving an introduction to some standard categorical topic. It's not intended to be a standard seminar where the norm is to describe your latest cutting-edge work.

We're hoping for a mixed group of participants, ranging from derived algebraic geometry to theoretical computer science, so talks should be accessible to anyone who knows some basic category theory. The aim is to create an informal environment, where questions and interaction during the talks are encouraged.

To keep things relaxed, this is for UoE + friends, and not publicly accessible. For Zoom details, or to propose a topic, email Emily or Ruben.


1 October — Tom Leinster — 'The surprising power of free categories' — Talk notes
15 October — Jean-Simon Lemay — 'Hopf monads and trace monads' — Talk notes
29 October — Graham Manuell — 'A 2-categorical bifunctor theorem'
12 November — Ruben Van Belle
26 November — Carlos Zapata-Carratala — 'Ternary structures: generalising associativity and categories'
10 December — Emily Roff