### Logic List Mailing Archive

## "Category Theory and its applications", Mac Lane Memorial Conference, April 2006, Chicago

Category Theory and its Applications
a conference in memory of Saunders Mac Lane
In conjunction with the 2006 Unni Namboordiri Lectures and
the Spring 2006 Midwest Topology Seminar
April 7-11, 2006
The University Of Chicago
http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~may/MACLANE/
A number of Mac Lane's students, colleagues, collaborators, and friends
will speak during the conference. Its primary mathematical focus will be
recent applications of category theory. As MacLane's book "Categories for
the working mathematician" emphasized, he was interested both in the
internal development of category theory and in its development with a view
towards applications in other areas of mathematics. The conference will
highlight recent work that introduces new category theory aimed directly
at applications in differential geometry (and hence to mathematical
physics) and in algebraic topology. As Saunders would very much have
liked, most of the speakers will be young mathematicians actively engaged
in just such research.
Julie Bergner, Kansas State University
Eugenia Cheng, University of Chicago
Alissa Crans, Ohio State University
Zbigniew Fiedorowicz, Ohio State University
Thomas Fiore, University of Chicago
Peter Freyd, University of Pennsylvania
Nick Gurski, University of Chicago
Peter Johnstone, Cambridge University
William Lawvere, SUNY at Buffalo
Peter May, University of Chicago
Ieke Moerdijk, University of Utrecht
Michael Shulman, University of Chicago
Danny Stevenson, University of Adelaide
Namboodiri Lectures
John Baez, University of California at Riverside
Title: Higher category theory, higher gauge theory
April 7, 4:00; April 10, 4:00; April 11, 4:30
Remembrance of Saunders MacLane
Bond Chapel, 10:00-12:00 April 7