Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology

November 7-8, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, BUGCAT 2020 will be an online-only conference. Details on how to participate will be added to our Online Conference page as we determine the best way to accomodate our participants. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you online in November.

Graduate students of all levels and faculty are invited to register to give a 30 minute talk. Talks may be expository or on current research.

If you would like to submit a talk, please use our Title and Abstract Submission Form. The deadline for submitting a talk is October 21st.

Keynote Speakers

Moshe Cohen SUNY New Paltz
Emily Riehl Johns Hopkins University
∞-category theory for undergraduates At its current state of the art, ∞-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.
Ben Steinberg CUNY