7th Scottish Category Theory Seminar

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Friday 8 February 2013

Loch Ness Cat

Category theory is a relatively new branch of mathematics which seeks to understand abstract mathematical structure. At its core, category theory contains a synthesis of algebraic, logical and geometric intuitions. This allows for both diverse applications and innovative insights in areas including pure mathematics, computer science, physics etc. The Scottish Category Theory Seminar provides a forum for discussion of all aspects of category, be they straight category theory or applications to other scientific fields.

Our seventh meeting takes place on Friday 8 February 2013 at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, in the centre of Edinburgh (15 South College St; map). We intend the meeting to be attractive to mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists etc., and thus aim for talks of interest to a broad audience of people interested in category theory.

This meeting is generously supported by the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund.


Separately (not as part of our seminar), at 16:00 there is a colloquium by Don Zagier: Modular forms and black holes: from Ramanujan to Hawking. It is followed by a reception. The colloquium takes place at the School of Mathematics, in the King's Buildings, which are a 15-minute bus ride away. If you wish to attend, I suggest bringing £1.40 in cash and the same again for the return trip; buses do not give change. Locals will be there to guide you.

If you intend to come to the meeting, it would be helpful (but is not essential) to drop us a one-line email beforehand.

Email:  Tom.Leinster#ed.ac.uk (changing # to @).

Organizers: Neil Ghani, Tom Leinster (local organizer), Alex Simpson.

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