**Third Scottish Category Theory Seminar
**

** Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde
**

Thursday 2nd December 2010

Category theory is a relatively new branch of mathematics which seeks
to understand abstract mathematical structure. At its core, category
theory contains a synthesis of algebraic, logical and geometric
intuitions. This allows for both diverse applications and innovative
insights in areas including pure mathematics, computer science,
physics etc. The
Scottish Category Theory Seminar
provides a forum for
discussion of all aspects of category, be they straight category
theory or applications to other scientific fields.

Our third meeting takes place on Thursday 2 December 2010. Refreshments
will be available from 1pm on the 11th floor of the Livingstone Tower.
The talks will begin at 2pm in the Colville Building Room 503A. Both
of these locations are on the corner of Richmond Street and North
Portland Street.
We intend the meeting to be attractive to mathematicians, computer
scientists, physicists etc., and thus aim for talks of interest to a
broad audience of people interested in category theory.

This meeting is supported by the Edinburgh
Mathematical Society.

### Location

The location of the meeting will be in the Colville
Building, room Col 503A, at the intersection of Richmond
Street and North Portland Street in Glasgow. Coffee will be available from
1pm in the 11th floor of the Livingston Tower also on the
junction of Richmond Street and North Portland Street. Click
the "+" on the map and it will zoom in to the
location. Technology, eh!

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### Programme

### Algebraic Set Theory Course

On the morning of Friday 3 December, Benno van den Berg will give a
crash course on Algebraic Set Theory consisting of 3 one hour lectures
with small breaks in between. While not part of ScotCat 3, anyone
wishing to attend is more than welcome to do so.

### Dinner on Thursday Dec 2

The meeting will be followed by drinks in a nearby pub
(from 17.30) and then dinner at a local restaurant (from 18.30).

You are politely requested to contact us
(email scotcats@cis.strath.ac.uk)
by Monday 29 November if:

- you are intending to attend the meeting, so we can cater appropriately,
- you are intending to come to dinner.