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.
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.