MATH Seminar: “Introduction to Category Theory”, Walker H. Stern, 2:00PM February 9 2024 (EN)

You are cordially invited to the Quantum Computing Seminar organized by the Department of Mathematics.

Speaker: Walker H. Stern (Bilkent University)

“Introduction to Category Theory”

Abstract: We are interested in this seminar series in understanding how category-theoretic tools can be applied to the study of quantum information theory, including a definition of the appropriate categorical setting for categorical quantum mechanics (CQM); studying common quantum information protocols from this perspective; as well as how categorical point of view may shed light on questions in the foundations of quantum theory. Though category theory often feels abstruse when first encountered, it rests upon a few simple definitions which draw on commonalities in mathematical arguments. In this preliminary talk, we present some of the basic definitions of category theory, and illustrate them through numerous examples. To wit, we will discuss categories, functors, natural transformations. The talk will conclude with a discussion of universal properties and (co)limits, with a particular emphasis on (co)products.

Date: Friday, February 9, 2024
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Place: SA141 – Mathematics Seminar Room & ZOOM

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