|Topic:||Category theory: what's it good for?|
|Affiliation:||University of Chicago; Member, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 23|
|Time/Room:||6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dilworth Room|
The most common question I get from people outside my field is "what is category theory good for? does it actually help solve problems?" The very very short answer is "yes"; in this talk, I will give a slightly longer answer by explaining some of the connections between category theory and topology. To finish, I will present a problem that is solved using category theory.