[Seminar] A Syntactic Presentation of Opetopes

Pierre-Louis Curien
Dr.
PI.R2, IRIF (CNRS, University Paris Diderot and Inria)
Date: 
Monday, April 16th 2018, 2:00pm - Monday, April 16th 2018, 3:00pm
Location: 
302-309

호스트: 허충길 교수(x1844, 880-1844)

Summary

Opetopes, originally introduced by Baez and Dolan, are geometric shapes describing the structure of compositions in all dimensions. As such, they offer an approach to higher category theory, and in particular, to the definition of weak omega-categories. They are classically defined inductively (e.g., as free operads in Leinster's approach, or as zoom complexes in the formalism of Batanin et al.), using abstract constructions which render them difficult to manipulate with a computer. Here we present a purely syntactic description of opetopes, using a calculus of addresses, first as a raw system (which accepts non well-formed objects), which we then control through a typing system (which accepts only opetopes). Our main result is that these well-typed syntactic opetopes are (up to recursive reordering of addresses) in bijection with opetopes as defined in the more traditional approaches. We take profit of this syntactic presentation to give a simple definition of the category of opetopes by generators and relations.
This is joint work with C. Ho Thanh and S. Mimram.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Pierre-Louis Curien is a director of research at CNRS and INRIA PI.R2 team within the PPS laboratory in Paris.