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May 8, 2010

The Scottish Category Theory Seminar

Posted by Tom Leinster

The Scottish Category Theory Seminar is a newish series of occasional afternoon meetings, at locations roaming around the country (though there’ll probably never be any on highland mountaintops or remote misty lochs…). I’m very pleased to announce the second meeting of the seminar, in Edinburgh on Friday 21 May.

We’ve worked hard to get a good mixture of mathematicians on the one hand, and theoretical computer scientists on the other. Two of the speakers, Antony Maciocia and Peter Kropholler, are mathematicians — Maciocia is in algebraic geometry, and Kropholler at the intersection of group theory and topology. The other two, Dirk Pattinson and Thorsten Altenkirch, are in theoretical computer science — though their talks should definitely be interesting to mathematicians.

All the speakers have been firmly requested to make their talks broadly accessible to what we hope will be a very mixed audience. So I’m looking forward to an excellent afternoon.

Here are the talks. To see the abstracts, click on the titles.

Incidentally, I think the Glasgow speaker has been inspired by some other talks in Glasgow…

If you think you’d like to come, send a mail to me (T.Leinster#maths,gla,ac,uk) or scotcats#cis,strath,ac,uk. It’s not essential that you do so — you can just turn up — but it would help, and you definitely should if you’re intending to come for dinner.

Posted at May 8, 2010 8:30 PM UTC

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Re: The Scottish Category Theory Seminar

One may expect to see kilts I hope? (I actually have one)

Posted by: bob on May 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: The Scottish Category Theory Seminar

Just as one may expect to see mortar boards and gowns at Oxford category theory seminars. Now there’s a tradition you can start Bob.

Posted by: Simon Willerton on May 9, 2010 12:59 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: The Scottish Category Theory Seminar

Then Bob, it’s your duty to come in your kilt.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on May 10, 2010 1:31 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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