Skip to main content

Louis Hainaut: The notion of polynomial functors

Time: Fri 2022-05-20 13.15 - 14.15

Location: Kräftriket, house 5, room 32

Lecturer: 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.