The New York City

Category Theory Seminar

Department of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) map
(Diagonally across from the Empire State Building)
New York, NY 10016-4309

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Room 6417 .

Contact N. Yanofsky to schedule a speaker
or to add a name to the seminar mailing list.

Fall 2015

The New York Category Theory Seminar and the New York Haskell Meetup is sponsoring a

Topos Theory Reading Group

We will be reading

Sheaves in Geometry and Logic: A First Introduction to Topos Theory

by Saunders MacLane, Ieke Moerdijk

The book is about the field of Topos Theory, which is a vast generalization of a number of fields, giving a categorical intersection between type theory, logic, and also geometry. No prior knowledge of category theory will be required, although the introductory sections on the basics are a bit whirlwind, so at least mild familiarity with the definition of a category, a functor, and a natural transformation will certainly help. If you have been interested in learning more about categories, this will be a good place to start to see them in action towards interesting ends. The list for announcements and scheduling regarding this group is also at the hott-nyc google group:!forum/hott-nyc

While prior, people may have understood that acronym to mean "homotopy type theory" (which was our prior group read project, now completed), with a slight change in perspective the acronym can be read to refer to "Homotopy or Topos Theory" :-). As with that group read, we plan to meet the first and third wednesday of every month, working as slowly as necessary through bite-sized pieces.

Also, as with the prior group read, this is meant to be a place where people with mild background in any number of different fields can interact, and which is welcoming to people with only modest knowledge to begin with. The aim is to read and learn together, each bringing our own intuitions, backgrounds, and experiences to the table.

We meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room 6417. The meetings are run by Gershom Bazerman and Dustin Mulcahey.

  • Speaker:    Gershom Bazerman.

  • Date and Time:     Wednesday September 16, 2015, 7:00 - 8:30 PM., Room 6417.

  • Title:    A General Introduction to Topos Theory and Orginizational Meeting.

  • Speaker:    Jeff Rosenbluth.

  • Date and Time:     Wednesday October 7, 2015, 7:00 - 8:30 PM., Room 6417.

  • Title:    Topos Theory Reading Group --- Categorical Preliminaries.

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