JS Lemay

Date: January 9, 2019

Time: 14:00

Location: MS 337


Title: Differential Algebras in Codifferential Categories

Abstract: Differential categories have lead to abstract formulations of several notions of differentiation such as, to list a few, the directional derivative, Kahler differentials, differential forms, smooth manifolds , and De Rham cohomology. Therefore, if the theory of differential categories wishes to champion itself as the axiomatization of the fundamentals of differentiation: differential algebras should fit naturally in this story.  In this talk, I’ll talk about differential algebras and how they fit in the theory of differential categories.