An introduction to infinity categories.

8 May 2014
Tobias Dyckerhoff
<p>Infinity categories simultaneously generalize topological spaces and categories. As a result, their study benefits from a combination of techniques from homotopy theory and category theory. While the theory of ordinary categories provides a suitable context to analyze objects up to isomorphism (e.g. abelian groups), the theory of infinity categories provides a reasonable framework to study objects up to a weaker concept of identification (e.g. complexes of abelian groups). In the talk, we will introduce infinity categories from scratch, mention some of the fundamental results, and try to illustrate some features in concrete examples.</p>
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