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November 24, 2019

Topics in Category Theory: A Spring School

Posted by Tom Leinster

guest post by Emily Roff

Topics in Category Theory: A Spring School will be taking place on March 11th–13th 2020 at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh, Scotland. The idea of the meeting is to gather together PhD students and junior researchers who use category-theoretic ideas or techniques in their work, and to provide a forum to learn about important themes in contemporary category theory, from experts and from each other.

Edinburgh at dusk

Three invited speakers will each present a three-hour mini-course, accessible to non-specialists, introducing an area of active research. There will also be short talks contributed by PhD students and postdocs, and a poster session. Attendance is open to anyone who regards themselves as a junior researcher.

The invited speakers are:

  • Olivia Caramello (University of Insubria, Como), speaking about Grothendieck Toposes;

  • Constanze Roitzheim (University of Kent), speaking about Model Categories and Higher Category Theory;

  • Greg Stevenson (University of Glasgow), speaking about Derived and Triangulated Categories.

We’d love for you to join us! Pre-registration is open now, via the website.

Travel funding and accommodation is available for those UK-based students or postdocs who will be giving talks or presenting posters. We also expect to be able to provide some limited travel and accommodation support for international contributors. Decisions about the talk schedule and financial support will be made in the first week of December, so if you’d like to propose a talk or poster (via the pre-registration form), the deadline is Friday, 29th November.

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Re: Topics in Category Theory: A Spring School

I kind of wish I were a postdoc so I could go to this. Or maybe I wish there’d been a school like this that I’d gone to as a postdoc.

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