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July 25, 2008

Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics in Oxford

Posted by John Baez

In rapid-fire succession we’ve seen two conferences on this subject in London… now another, organized by the same team, at Oxford!

Dear All,

The next workshop on “Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics” will take place at Oxford University, August 23-24. Programs and videos of previous workshops are available:

We have several confirmed speakers:

but are expected to have several more. It was requested by the audience at the last workshop to provide tutorials, namely quantum theory for mathematicians and category theory for physicists. At this workshop we will provide the first:

  • Tutorials on quantum theory for mathematicians

on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Travel and hotel information will be made available at the website very soon. As before, for reasons of logistics, could you please let us know if you intend to attend.

Best wishes, Bob Coecke and Andreas Doering.

Posted at July 25, 2008 2:20 PM UTC

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Re: Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics in Oxford

Two more names are added to the list of speakers:

Louis Crane (Kansas State)

Simon Willerton (Sheffield, Mathematics; YouTube Catsters)

Posted by: bob on July 27, 2008 2:48 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics in Oxford

Do you know what the prerequisites will be like for the tutorials on quantum theory for mathematicians? Would they be suitable for someone with an understanding of category theory but no background knowledge in physics? Thanks

Posted by: qwerty on July 30, 2008 3:30 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics in Oxford

Yes. That’s exactly the intended audience. A lot of it will come from a course which I give at Oxford on QM to computer scientists and mathematicians with no background in physics.

Posted by: bob on July 31, 2008 10:18 AM | Permalink | Reply to this
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