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Sam Jeralds – GMA Seminar
September 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Title: Categories, and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Them
Abstract: Developed in the early 1940s, category theory offers a powerful, universally applicable set of tools in many fields of mathematics. However, in part due to its generality and how we discuss it, category theory can often seem intimidating to the uninitiated. In this casual talk, designed for those with little to no exposure to the topic, we will discuss the basic vocabulary and ideas in category theory alongside plentiful examples and applications.