Introduction to Category Theory for undergraduates and masters level students
Saturday 28th March 2020, University of Birmingham
The meeting announced for 28 March is cancelled, due to the uncertainties caused by the corona virus. We hope to reschedule it for later in the year. Announcements will be made here, and also by email if you are on our registration list.
YaMKittens = junior YaMCATS (Yorkshire and Midlands Category Theory Seminar), and YaMCATS is a collaboration of four universities (Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Sheffield), sponsored by the London Mathematical Society, and normally meeting four times a year for research-level seminars on Category Theory.
In a new format, this year's meeting at Birmingham will be talks aimed at undergraduates and masters level students, to give an introduction to what category theory is and how it is used at PhD level. Of course, others are also welcome.
The talks will be given by
- Tom Leinster, Edinburgh University, author of "Basic Category Theory"
- Bob Coecke, Oxford University, who applies category theory to quantum physics. He is also coauthor of "Picturing Quantum Processes", which exploits the way categories lend themselves to diagrammatic reasoning.
Attendance is free, and - within the limits of our funding - we aim to reimburse student participants for travel expenses if they can't get it from their own institutions. We ask you to register beforehand so we can get an indication of numbers.
It will be hosted by the
School of Computer Science
at the University of Birmingham, UK,
on Saturday 28th March.
- What is category theory?
- Travel to Birmingham
- Our sponsors (London Mathematical Society - please do consider becoming members)