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Category Theory and Philosophy of Mathematics Today

May 2, 2010

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

An Invitation to Higher Gauge Theory (Again)

March 18, 2010

This paper may be finished now:

Tim van Beek wanted a heads-up when it was done, so he could make another round of corrections. Indeed, I’d love comments from all of you!

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