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There are often two barriers to entry for those who have heard that they "should" look at some category theory. One is the motivation: why is something so abstract going to be helpful? The other is technical: many introductory texts assume a large amount of mathematical knowledge in avance. My keynote talk addresses the first issue and this workshop will address the second. We will introduce some of the basic concepts of category theory without using other mathematical structures as examples. We will cover categories and functors and will also take requests.
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