Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012

 

SEMINAR

 

Speaker

:

Abhishek  Banerjee
Affiliation : IISc, Bangalore

Subject Area

:

Mathematics

 

Venue

:

Department of Mathematics, Lecture Hall I

 

Time

:

03:30 - 04:30 PM

 

Date  

:

February 03, 2017 (Friday)

Title

:

"What is finiteness?"
Abstract

:

It is generally well known that there is an innate notion of things like isomorphisms or epimorphisms. This allows us to talk about isomorphisms or epimorphisms of various objects: groups, rings, algebras,etc. In other words, "isomorphism" is really a categorical notion.However, it is not so well known that finiteness itself is alsocategorical. In this talk, we will discuss how finiteness applies tovarious categories. This will allow usto see finite sets, finite dimensional vector spaces, finitely generated algebras and compact sets as manifestations of the same basic idea.