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A very gentle introduction to categorification

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  • UserAmit Hazi, University of Cambridge
  • ClockFriday 22 January 2016, 15:00-16:00
  • HouseCMS, MR4.

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Categorification is a word striking fear into the heart of many a mathematician. Perhaps this is because it seems to involve replacing lots of familiar things (like sets and vector spaces) with more abstract-looking categories. In this talk I’ll try to describe what categorification is, using several examples from algebra and geometry. If I have enough time I’ll explain how this comes up in my own research into characters of tilting modules.

This talk is part of the Junior Algebra/Logic/Number Theory seminar series.

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