### Seminar on Higher-Dimensional Algebra

#### Posted by David Corfield

Minhyong Kim announces that the *Seminar on higher-dimensional algebra* is beginning in London this week. One of Minhyong’s students, James Haydon, is giving the first of these – *N-categories according to Baez and Dolan* – on Thursday, 27, January, 2011 in KLB M204 of UCL.

In other news, Lieven le Bruyn tells us about a one-stop shop for mathematical blogs – Mathblogging.org.

Also while at Lieven’s blog, I noticed the guest post On the Reality of Noncommutative Space by Fred Van Oystaeyen, the author of *Virtual Topology and Functorial Geometry* (Taylor and Francis, 2009). The post ends with intriguing remark

In the book I mentioned how “free will” could be a noncommutative space aspect of the brain activity. I also mention a possible relations with string theory. I am not a specialist in all these things but now I reached the point that I “feel” noncommutative space is a better approximation of the reality and one should investigate it further.

I have a student starting a PhD with me on free will. Little does he know he’d better start learning functorial geometry.

Posted at January 23, 2011 11:24 AM UTC
## Re: Seminar on Higher-Dimensional Algebra

Your student might be interested in the “most information is incompressible” take on free will: http://grampsgrumps.blogspot.com/2009/05/free-will.html.