What is a Higher Order Object?

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:What is a Higher Order Object?
Speaker:Nils Baas
Affiliation:Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, February 6
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dilworth Room

I will discuss what we should mean by a higher order structure, and relate it to examples in link theory,cobordism theory and higher categories, motivating a general notion. Examples from physics and chemistry will also appear.