Constructing geometries

31 October 2019
Kobi Kremnitzer

In this talk I will explain a category theoretic perspective on geometry.  Starting with a category of local objects (of and algebraic nature), and a (Grothendieck) 
topology on it, one can define global objects such as schemes and stacks. Examples of this  approach are algebraic, analytic, differential geometries and also more exotic geometries  such as analytic and differential geometry over the integers and analytic geometry over  the field with one element. In this approach the notion of a point is not primary but is  derived from the local to global structure. The Zariski and Huber spectra are recovered  in this way, and we also get new spectra which might be of interest in model theory.