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Presheaf Models for Concurrency
, 1999
"... In this dissertation we investigate presheaf models for concurrent computation. Our aim is to provide a systematic treatment of bisimulation for a wide range of concurrent process calculi. Bisimilarity is defined abstractly in terms of open maps as in the work of Joyal, Nielsen and Winskel. Their wo ..."
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In this dissertation we investigate presheaf models for concurrent computation. Our aim is to provide a systematic treatment of bisimulation for a wide range of concurrent process calculi. Bisimilarity is defined abstractly in terms of open maps as in the work of Joyal, Nielsen and Winskel. Their work inspired this thesis by suggesting that presheaf categories could provide abstract models for concurrency with a builtin notion of bisimulation. We show how
On the Interpretation of Type Theory in Locally Cartesian Closed Categories
 Proceedings of Computer Science Logic, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 1994
"... . We show how to construct a model of dependent type theory (category with attributes) from a locally cartesian closed category (lccc). This allows to define a semantic function interpreting the syntax of type theory in an lccc. We sketch an application which gives rise to an interpretation of exten ..."
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. We show how to construct a model of dependent type theory (category with attributes) from a locally cartesian closed category (lccc). This allows to define a semantic function interpreting the syntax of type theory in an lccc. We sketch an application which gives rise to an interpretation of extensional type theory in intensional type theory. 1 Introduction and Motivation Interpreting dependent type theory in locally cartesian closed categories (lcccs) and more generally in (non split) fibrational models like the ones described in [7] is an intricate problem. The reason is that in order to interpret terms associated with substitution like pairing for \Sigma types or application for \Pitypes one needs a semantical equivalent to syntactic substitution. To clarify the issue let us have a look at the "naive" approach described in Seely's seminal paper [14] which contains a subtle inaccuracy. Assume some dependently typed calculus like the one defined in [10] and an lccc C (a category ...
The EckmannHilton argument, higher operads and Enspaces, available at http://www.ics.mq.edu.au
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"... The classical EckmannHilton argument shows that two monoid structures on a set, such that one is a homomorphism for the other, coincide and, moreover, the resulting monoid is commutative. This argument immediately gives a proof of the commutativity of the higher homotopy groups. A reformulation of ..."
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The classical EckmannHilton argument shows that two monoid structures on a set, such that one is a homomorphism for the other, coincide and, moreover, the resulting monoid is commutative. This argument immediately gives a proof of the commutativity of the higher homotopy groups. A reformulation of this argument in the language of higher categories is: suppose we have a one object, one arrow 2category, then its Homset is a commutative monoid. A similar argument due to A.Joyal and R.Street shows that a one object, one arrow tricategory is ‘the same’ as a braided monoidal category. In this paper we extend this argument to arbitrary dimension. We demonstrate that for an noperad A in the author’s sense there exists a symmetric operad S n (A) called the nfold suspension of A such that the
Operads In HigherDimensional Category Theory
, 2004
"... The purpose of this paper is to set up a theory of generalized operads and multicategories and to use it as a language in which to propose a definition of weak ncategory. Included is a full explanation of why the proposed definition of ncategory is a reasonable one, and of what happens when n <= 2 ..."
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The purpose of this paper is to set up a theory of generalized operads and multicategories and to use it as a language in which to propose a definition of weak ncategory. Included is a full explanation of why the proposed definition of ncategory is a reasonable one, and of what happens when n <= 2. Generalized operads and multicategories play other parts in higherdimensional algebra too, some of which are outlined here: for instance, they can be used to simplify the opetopic approach to ncategories expounded by Baez, Dolan and others, and are a natural language in which to discuss enrichment of categorical structures.
Pseudo limits, biadjoints, and pseudo algebras: categorical foundations of conformal field theory
 Mem. Amer. Math. Soc
"... The purpose of this paper is to work out the categorical basis for the foundations of Conformal Field Theory. The definition of Conformal Field Theory was outlined in Segal [45] and recently given in [24] and [25]. Concepts of 2category theory, such as versions of algebra, limit, colimit, and adjun ..."
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The purpose of this paper is to work out the categorical basis for the foundations of Conformal Field Theory. The definition of Conformal Field Theory was outlined in Segal [45] and recently given in [24] and [25]. Concepts of 2category theory, such as versions of algebra, limit, colimit, and adjunction, are necessary for this
The symmetrisation of noperads and compactification of real configuration spaces
 Adv. Math
"... It is well known that the forgetful functor from symmetric operads to nonsymmetric operads has a left adjoint Sym1 given by product with the symmetric group operad. It is also well known that this functor does not affect the category of algebras of the operad. From the point of view of the author’s ..."
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It is well known that the forgetful functor from symmetric operads to nonsymmetric operads has a left adjoint Sym1 given by product with the symmetric group operad. It is also well known that this functor does not affect the category of algebras of the operad. From the point of view of the author’s theory of higher operads, the nonsymmmetric operads are 1operads and Sym1 is the first term of the infinite series of left adjoint functors Symn, called symmetrisation functors, from noperads to symmetric operads with the property that the category of one object, one arrow,..., one (n − 1)arrow algebras of an noperad A is isomorphic to the category of algebras of Symn(A). In this paper we consider some geometrical and homotopical aspects of the symmetrisation of noperads. We follow Getzler and Jones and consider their decomposition of the FultonMacpherson operad of compactified real configuration spaces. We construct an noperadic counterpart of
From Coherent Structures to Universal Properties
 J. Pure Appl. Algebra
, 1999
"... Given a 2category K admitting a calculus of bimodules, and a 2monad T on it compatible with such calculus, we construct a 2category L with a 2monad S on it such that: • S has the adjointpseudoalgebra property. • The 2categories of pseudoalgebras of S and T are equivalent. Thus, coh ..."
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Given a 2category K admitting a calculus of bimodules, and a 2monad T on it compatible with such calculus, we construct a 2category L with a 2monad S on it such that: • S has the adjointpseudoalgebra property. • The 2categories of pseudoalgebras of S and T are equivalent. Thus, coherent structures (pseudoTalgebras) are transformed into universally characterised ones (adjointpseudoSalgebras). The 2category L consists of lax algebras for the pseudomonad induced by T on the bicategory of bimodules of K. We give an intrinsic characterisation of pseudoSalgebras in terms of representability. Two major consequences of the above transformation are the classifications of lax and strong morphisms, with the attendant coherence result for pseudoalgebras. We apply the theory in the context of internal categories and examine monoidal and monoidal globular categories (including their monoid classifiers) as well as pseudofunctors into Cat.
Pseudodistributive laws
, 2004
"... We address the question of how elegantly to combine a number of different structures, such as finite product structure, monoidal structure, and colimiting structure, on a category. Extending work of Marmolejo and Lack, we develop the definition of a pseudodistributive law between pseudomonads, and ..."
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We address the question of how elegantly to combine a number of different structures, such as finite product structure, monoidal structure, and colimiting structure, on a category. Extending work of Marmolejo and Lack, we develop the definition of a pseudodistributive law between pseudomonads, and we show how the definition and the main theorems about it may be used to model several such structures simultaneously. Specifically, we address the relationship between pseudodistributive laws and the lifting of one pseudomonad to the 2category of algebras and to the Kleisli bicategory of another. This, for instance, sheds light on the preservation of some structures but not others along the Yoneda embedding. Our leading examples are given by the use of open maps to model bisimulation and by the logic of bunched implications.
A 2categories companion
"... Abstract. This paper is a rather informal guide to some of the basic theory of 2categories and bicategories, including notions of limit and colimit, 2dimensional universal algebra, formal category theory, and nerves of bicategories. 1. Overview and basic examples This paper is a rather informal gu ..."
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Abstract. This paper is a rather informal guide to some of the basic theory of 2categories and bicategories, including notions of limit and colimit, 2dimensional universal algebra, formal category theory, and nerves of bicategories. 1. Overview and basic examples This paper is a rather informal guide to some of the basic theory of 2categories and bicategories, including notions of limit and colimit, 2dimensional universal algebra, formal category theory, and nerves of bicategories. As is the way of these things, the choice of topics is somewhat personal. No attempt is made at either rigour or completeness. Nor is it completely introductory: you will not find a definition of bicategory; but then nor will you really need one to read it. In keeping with the philosophy of category theory, the morphisms between bicategories play more of a role than the bicategories themselves. 1.1. The key players. There are bicategories, 2categories, and Catcategories. The latter two are exactly the same (except that strictly speaking a Catcategory should have small homcategories, but that need not concern us here). The first two are nominally different — the 2categories are the strict bicategories, and not every bicategory is strict — but every bicategory is biequivalent to a strict one, and biequivalence is the right general notion of equivalence for bicategories and for 2categories. Nonetheless, the theories of bicategories, 2categories, and Catcategories have rather different flavours.