A Fields Institute Sponsored Workshop

Recent advances in category theory and logic:

Applications of traces to algebra, analysis and categorical logic

Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Ottawa

April 28-30, 2007

Now Includes Talks !

Recent advances in category theory and logic:

Applications of traces to algebra, analysis and categorical logic

Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Ottawa

April 28-30, 2007

Now Includes Talks !

The abstract theory of traces has had a fundamental impact on a variety of fields within mathematics. These range from functional analysis and noncommutative geometry to topology and knot theory, and more recently to logic and theoretical computer science. The theory of traced monoidal categories, due to Joyal, Street and Verity, is an attempt to unify various notions of trace that occur in these diverse branches of mathematics. More recent developments include several theories of partial traces in monoidal categories.

The Logic and Foundations of Computing Group at the University of Ottawa, with funding from the Fields Institute, is proud to host a workshop to explore these topics. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers in these fields to look for common developments, models, and applications of trace theory. Among the applications are various notions of parametrized traces arising in operator algebras, in the theory of feedback and recursion in theoretical computer science, in braid closure in knot theory, and in dynamics of proofs as expressed by Linear Logic and the Geometry of Interaction.

Invited speakers include: Contributed Talks:

** Preliminary schedule and Abstracts (will be updated)**
Schedule

Minicourses will be given by R. Blute, M. Neufang, and P. Scott

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