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Mathematics Colloquium

Emily Riehl
Johns Hopkins University

Title: Infinity-category theory for undergraduates
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Place and Time: Zoom, 3:35-4:25 pm

Abstract. At its current state of the art, infinity-category theory is challenging to explain even to specialists in closely related mathematical areas. Nevertheless, historical experience suggests that in, say, a century's time, we will routinely teach this material to undergraduates. This talk describes one dream about how this might come about --- under the assumption that 22nd century undergraduates have absorbed the background intuitions of homotopy type theory/univalent foundations.