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Workshop on "$\infty$-categories and their applications", August 17 - 21, 2020

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Hongyi Chu & Bruno Stonek
Mon, 2020-08-17 09:00 - Fri, 2020-08-21 17:00
MPIM Lecture Hall

The quest for solid foundations for $\infty$-categories started several decades ago, but from the mid-2000s there have been spectacular developments which excitingly accelerated the pace of progress. This workshop will focus on these objects, both in their foundations and in the applications to different fields of mathematics. There will be minicourses on $\infty$-categories, and also on $\infty$-operads, on algebraic K-theory and on parametrized homotopy theory, all three of which have benefited substantially from the $\infty$-categorical viewpoint. There will be talks by invited speakers working on the field, as well as shorter contributed talks by younger participants.

We think this workshop will prove interesting for researchers working in the area, for mathematicians in related fields, for seasoned homotopy theorists who want to learn the new $\infty$-categorical approaches to the field, and more generally for everybody interested in new developments with $\infty$-categories.

Speakers for minicourses

Barwick, Clark (University of Edinburgh)
Bergner, Julie* (University of Virginia)
Haugseng, Rune (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Nikolaus, Thomas (WWU Münster)

* to be confirmed


Gepner, David* (Purdue University)
Gutiérrez, Javier (Universitat de Barcelona)
Hackney, Philip (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Ozornova, Viktoriya (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Riehl, Emily* (Johns Hopkins University)
Scherotzke, Sarah* (University of Luxembourg)
Spitzweck, Markus (Universität Osnabrück)

* to be confirmed


To register please use the registration webform. The registration will not be closed before August 2, 2020. There is no registration fee.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available. If you need support, please add a request on your registration webform with a brief justification. Please note that the workshop is relatively local in scope, so that we might be able to cover your accommodation but probably not your travel expenses. The Deadline is May 31, 2020.

Contributed Talks

If you would like to give a contributed talk, please indicate so on our registration webform by May 31, 2020.

Hotel reservations

If you would like us to make a hotel reservation for you, please state this on the registration webform. We can only honor requests for hotel reservations made by July 15, 2020. If you would like to make a hotel reservation by yourself you will find a list of hotels here.

Practical information

For practical information such as how to get to the institute and a list of hotels see here.


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