Louis Hainaut: The notion of polynomial functors
Time: Fri 2022-05-20 13.15 - 14.15
Location: Kräftriket, house 5, room 32
Participating: Louis Hainaut, Stockholms Universitet
In real analysis, the polynomials play a special role, since they form a class of functions with simple properties that can be used to study more general functions via Taylor-McLauren approximations. I will discuss two definitions of polynomial functors between categories, which are modeled after some properties of polynomials, and I will illustrate these definitions with examples from algebraic topology.