Topics in Category Theory:

A Spring School

11-13 March 2020

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Edinburgh, UK

About the Conference

This Spring School will gather together PhD students and junior researchers who use category-theoretic ideas or techniques in their research. It will provide a forum to learn about important themes in contemporary category theory, both from experts and from each other.

Three invited speakers will each present a three-hour mini-course, accessible to non-specialists, introducing an area of active research. There will also be short talks contributed by PhD students and postdocs, and a poster session.

The focus of the Spring School is on aspects of pure category theory as they interact with research in other areas of algebra, geometry, topology and logic. Any "categorical thinker" - that is, any mathematician whose work makes use of categorical ideas - is welcome to participate.

Short courses by invited speakers

Grothendieck Toposes

Derived and Triangulated Categories

Model Categories and Higher Category Theory

Important dates

  • Pre-registration opens: 2 September 2019
  • Registration opens: October 2019
  • Final decisions made on speakers and funding: December 2019
  • Registration closes: 4 March 2020

Registration fee and funding

There is a registration fee of 30 GBP.

We hope to fund travel and accommodation for a limited number of UK-based participants, with priority given to PhD students and those who will be contributing short talks or posters. If you would like to be considered for funding, please indicate so on the pre-registration form and we will let you know the outcome as soon as possible (approximately December).

If you have caring responsibilities that make it difficult to travel, we may be able to offer additional financial support to enable you to attend the meeting. If this would be helpful to you, please indicate so on the pre-registration form and we will contact you to discuss your needs.