Here’s an interesting series of talks, announced by Andrei Rodin on the category theory mailing list:

**Category Theory and Philosophy of Mathematics Today**

(a satellite event associated with the workshop Foundations of

mathematics: What and Why?, Paris, May 18 – June 25 ).

**When:** Three days: May 17, 2010 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M, May 31, 2010 from 9.30 A.M. to 4 P.M, and June 14, 2010 from 9.30 A.M. to 6.30 P.M.

**Where:** Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure (45, rue d’Ulm, 75005). Salle “W” (staircase B, 3d floor): May 17, 31 and June 14 in the morning. Salle Beckett (ground floor): June 14 afternoon.

**Languages:** French and English

Here’s the program:

le 17 mai / May 17 (ENS, salle “W”):

9h – 9h30 / 9 – 9.30 A.M.:

Andrei Rodin:

Welcoming address

9h30 – 10h50 / 9.30 – 10.50 A.M.

Yuri Manin

Languages of Mathematics

11h – 12h20 / 11A.M. – 12.20 P.M.

Christian Houzel (*)

TBA

12h20 – 14h / 12.20 P.M. – 2 P.M.

LUNCH

14h-15h / 2 – 3 P.M.

René Guitart (Paris-Diderot)

Topos and Algebraic Universe

15h – 16h / 3 – 4 P.M.

Noson Yanofsky

On the Utility of Category Theory

le 31 mai / May 31 (ENS, salle “W”):

9h30 – 10h30 / 9.30 – 10.30 A.M.

Alberto Peruzzi (*)

Categorical philosophy, rather than philosophy of category theory

10h40 – 12h / 10.40 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Jean Sallantin & Dominique Luzeaux

Ideosphères et mathèmes : utilisation d’outils catégoriques

12h – 14h / 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.

LUNCH

14h – 15h / 2 – 3 P.M.

Alain Prouté

On the link between topoi and the vernacular of mathematics

15h – 16h / 3 – 4 P.M.

Andrei Rodin

Towards categorical foundations of geometry: a historical approach

le 14 juin / June 14: (ENS, salle “W”, salle Beckett)

9h30 – 10h50 / 9.30 – 10.50 A.M. (salle “W”)

Jean Bénabou

“Transcendent” methods in Category Theory

11h – 12h / 11 A.M. – 12 P.M. (salle “W”)

Marc Lachièze-Rey (CNRS & Paris-Diderot),

Catégories et physique: un example de la gravitation quantique

12h20 – 14h / 12.20 P.M. – 2 P.M.

LUNCH

14h – 15h / 2 – 3 P.M. (salle Beckett)

Giuseppe Longo

L’esprit des categories et la vie

15h – 16h / 3 – 4 P.M. (salle Beckett)

Pino Rosolini (Genoa)

Categories and sets

16h15 – 17h15 / 4.15 – 5.15 P.M. (salle Beckett)

Jean Petitot

TBA

17h15 – 18h30 / 5.15 – 6.30 P.M. (salle Beckett)

Table Ronde / Round Table

(*) sous réserve d’une confirmation / to be confirmed

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May 4, 2010 at 10:25 am |

I didn’t find the website on the conferenc(es). Would you please post the link too?

May 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

I’m not sure that there is a website. I got the same mail as John, and no website was mentioned there.

However, there’s a bit more information here: http://mlikahamdi.unblog.fr/2010/04/12/foundations-of-mathematics-what-and-why-18-mai-25-juin-2010/