Lindsey Shorser, Thurs Jan 17, 12:30-2:00 pm, BA6180. Pizza.

Title:Â Categories: What, Why, and How â€“ An Introduction

Abstract: Category theory can be seen as a language that allows common features to be abstracted out of mathematical objects such as sets, vector spaces, groups, topological spaces, etc. In this talk, we will look at the flavour of categorical thinking with same basic definitions and examples. Then we will discuss commutative diagrams and why homological algebra and category theory are inextricably intertwined.