Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium
Speaker: 
John Baez (University of California, Riverside)
This event is by invitation only.

Abstract.  Nature and the world of human technology are full of networks. People like to draw diagrams of networks: flow charts, electrical circuit diagrams, chemical reaction networks, signal-flow graphs, Bayesian networks, food webs, Feynman diagrams and the like. Far from mere informal tools, many of these diagrammatic languages fit into a rigorous framework: category theory. I will explain a bit of how this works and discuss some applications.

Purpose: 
Research Collaboration
SFI Host: 
David Wolpert