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Connections for Women: Higher Categories and Categorification February 06, 2020 - February 07, 2020
Registration Deadline: February 07, 2020 over 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: November 06, 2019 over 4 years ago
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Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University), LEAD Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)
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This two-day workshop will survey notable developments in the foundations and applications of higher category theory. It will consist of two mini-courses given by emerging female leaders in the subject: Claudia Scheimbauer and Nathalie Wahl.  This will be paired with a problem sessions lead by selected "TA's", themselves experts in higher structures.  Each lecture series will be tailored to a diverse audience, accessible to graduate students and non-expert researchers with some background in homological algebra.   The majority of the speakers and panelists for this event will be women and gender minorities, and members of these groups and of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. This workshop is open to all mathematicians. Additional funding provided by:
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
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Students, recent PhDs, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Feb 06, 2020
Thursday
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM
  Welcome
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  2-dimensional topological field theories
Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Introduction to higher categories, dualizability, and applications to topological field theories
Claudia Scheimbauer (TU München)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Problem Session
Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Problem Session
Claudia Scheimbauer (TU München)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Panel Discussion: Creating space for yourself and others
Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Muriel Livernet (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu), Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne), Nancy Scherich (Wake Forest University), Jieru Zhu (University of Queensland)
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
  Dinner at MSRI
Feb 07, 2020
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  2-dimensional topological field theories
Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Introduction to higher categories, dualizability, and applications to topological field theories
Claudia Scheimbauer (TU München)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Problem Session
Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Problem Session
Claudia Scheimbauer (TU München)