President's Frontier Award Lecture
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The President's Frontier Award was established with a $2.5 million donation from trustee Louis J. Forster. Forster helped design the award to support exceptional scholars among the Johns Hopkins faculty who are on the cusp of transforming their fields. The award recognizes one person each year with $250,000 in funding for their work. This PFA lecture features 2020 recipient Dr. Emily Riehl presenting on Category Theory. Thinking categorically can help serve as a guide post as you trek the grand scheme of (mathematical) things. As written in Quanta Magazine in a 2020 interview with Riehl, “category theory and its next-generation version, higher category theory, are central to many fields of math, from algebraic geometry to mathematical physics. In those areas, Riehl said, ‘I think it would be impossible to describe the kind of basic objects of study without categorical language.’”
Join us for this fantastic event honoring the brilliant work of Dr. Riehl, opened by Provost Sunil Kumar and Dr. John Toscano. There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the talk. Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research, will provide closing remarks.
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