Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - 3:30pm - Allen 411
Shackled and Freed by (Cat)egories
Dr. Paul Fabel, Mathematics, Msstate
Title: Shackled and Freed by (Cat)egories
Abstract: The speaker's mild obsession with categories is plausibly linked to toxoplasmosis, and the goal of the talk is to infect the audience with the former. Teaser: Geometrically the two dimensional unit square is the product of two 1 dimensional line segments. Moreover, a line segment naturally can be understood as a graph. Is there a reasonable/useful way to multiply two graphs so that the product is a graph?