Algebraic and Geometric Categorification (19w5074)


Alistair Savage (University of Ottawa)

(University of Oregon)

(University of California, Davis)

Ben Webster (University of Waterloo)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Algebraic and Geometric Categorification" workshop in Oaxaca, from December 1, 2019 to December 6, 2019.

Categorification is a relatively new and very exciting field of mathematics bridging a number of inter-related areas, including representation theory, combinatorics, algebraic geometry, geometric topology, and mathematical physics. Its philosophy is that many mathematical structures that appear to be fundamental are, in fact, mere shadows of a higher and richer mathematical reality.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the various facets of categorification. This will result in the development of new connections between fields and foster further interaction between mathematicians working in different areas. Since it is young as a field itself, categorification has attracted the interest of many mathematicians at the start of their career. Reflecting this, the participants in the workshop have been selected to foster interaction between established mathematicians and younger participants at transitional career stages.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT