Toposes in Mondovì

Toposes in Mondovì

Topos theory can be regarded as a unifying subject within Mathematics; in the words of Alexander Grothendieck, who invented the concept of topos, “It is the theme of toposes which is this “bed”, or this “deep river”, in which come to be married geometry and algebra, topology and arithmetic, mathematical logic and category theory, the world of the continuous and that of the “discontinuous” or “discrete” structures. It is what I have conceived of most broad, to perceive with finesse, by the same language rich of geometric resonances, an “essence” which is common to situations most distant from each other, coming from one region or another of the vast universe of mathematical things.

The event “Toposes in Mondovì” (3-11 September 2024) represents the fourth edition of the main international conference on topos theory, following the previous ones “Topos à l’IHES” (2015), “Toposes in Como” (2018) and “Toposes online” (2021).

The format of the event is similar to that of the other three editions: it will consist of a four-day school (3-6 September 2024) offering introductory courses for the benefit of students and mathematicians who are not already familiar with topos theory, followed by a three-day conference (9-11 September 2024) featuring both invited and contributed presentations on new theoretical advances in the subject as well as applications of toposes in different fields such as algebra, topology, number theory, algebraic geometry, logic, homotopy theory, functional analysis, and computer science.

The main aim of this conference series is to celebrate the unifying power and interdisciplinary applications of toposes and encourage further developments in this spirit, by promoting exchanges amongst researchers in different branches of mathematics who use toposes in their work and by introducing a new generation of scholars to the subject.

School site: Mondovì seats of the Polytechnic University of Turin
School lecturers
  • Marc Aiguier (CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay)
  • Olivia Caramello (University of Insubria and Grothendieck Institute)
  • Alain Connes (IHES and Collège de France)
  • Denis-Charles Cisinski (University of Regensburg)
  • Dennis Gaitsgory (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
  • Laurent Lafforgue (Huawei)
  • Michael Robinson (American University)
  • Isar Stubbe (Université du Littoral-Côte d’Opale)
Invited speakers 
  • Joseph Bernstein (Tel Aviv University)
  • Paolo Giordano (University of Vienna)
  • Peter Haine (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Matthias Hutzler (University of Gothenburg)
  • Asgar Jamneshan (Koç University)
  • Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)
  • Hugo Luiz Mariano (University of São Paulo)
  • Axel Osmond (Grothendieck Institute)
  • Hans Riess (Duke University)
  • Michael Shulman* (University of California, San Diego)
Conference site: Governor's Palace, Mondovì

* online participation

Scientific Committee
  • Olivia Caramello
  • Alain Connes
  • Laurent Lafforgue
Organisation

 

Several events are also planned as part of the social programme of “Toposes in Mondovì”: a public conference about connections between mathematics and literature in light of Grothendieck’s work, a classical music concert, a conference dinner, and guided visits to the magnificent Sanctuary of Vicoforte, which has the largest elliptical dome in the world.

For enquiries about any aspect of the event (scientific program and topics, venue, travel, accommodation, and application procedure) please contact us at toposesinmondovi@igrothendieck.org. 

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