Nesta van der Schaaf.

PhD student in the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh with Chris Heunen. I'm broadly interested in mathematical physics, and currently studying causality and spacetimes using point-free topology. Also interested in category theory, foundations of (quantum) physics, and diffeology.


Contact me: n.schaaf@ed.ac.uk

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Point-free causality

To study causality in point-free topology, we use an abstraction of the Egli-Milner relation on open regions (see figure). In Ordered Locales we prove that this generalises Stone Duality to include causal orderings, hence providing a framework for point-free causal spaces. Within this framework we are developing a point-free causal boundary construction.

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