# Alex Corner
### University of Sheffield
I am a PhD student in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Nick Gurski. My research is based in category theory, where I have recently been considering higher analogues of free cocompletions and Day convolution.
### Teaching
In the academic year 2015-16 I am leading problem classes for MAS152: Essential Mathematics Skills and Techniques, teaching mathematics to first year engineering students. I am also a lead demonstrator and marker for the second year module MAS220: Algebra.
As of April 2016 I have been a sessional tutor in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield International College.
Since 2011 I have assisted in tutorials for algebra, analysis, and engineering mathematics, as well as marking problem sheets for all of these.
### Preprints
(With Nick Gurski) Operads with general groups of equivariance, and some 2-categorical aspects of operads in Cat
### Talks
*Lax monoidal model structures*, April 2015, BMC2015, University of Cambridge
*Tensoring braided strict monoidal categories*, July 2014, CT2014, University of Cambridge
*Tensoring braided strict monoidal categories*, April 2014, PSSL95, Masaryk University
### Seminars
*Presheaves, free cocompletion, and Day convolution*, October 2015, Category Theory Seminar, University of Sheffield
*Locally presentable categories*, April 2015, Category Theory Seminar, University of Sheffield
*Computads and Eilenberg-Moore constructions*, November/December 2014, Category Theory Seminar, University of Sheffield
*You can't have your cake and eat it too: Linear logic and proof theory*, November 2014, PGR Seminar, University of Sheffield
*Kan Extension Seminar: Coherence for categorical structures*, June 2014, University of Cambridge
*Codescent objects and coherence*, May 2014, Kan Extension Web Seminar, Blog Post
*2-monads, algebras, and coherence*, April/May 2014, Category Theory Seminar, University of Sheffield
*Operads and multicategories*, October 2013, PGR Seminar, University of Sheffield
*Topological quantum field theories*, April 2013, PGR Seminar, University of Sheffield
### Previously
I did an undergraduate MMath degree here at the University of Sheffield, where my fourth year project was also supervised by Nick Gurski on the topic of abelian categories.
### Conferences
Conferences I have attended:
*Workshop in Category Theory and Algebraic Topology*, 10 - 12 September 2015, Université catholique de Louvain
*Category Theory 2015*, June 14 - 19 2015, University of Aveiro
*Joint Meeting AMS/EMS/SPM*, June 10 - 13 2015, University of Porto
*British Mathematical Colloquium 2015*, March 30 - April 02 2015, University of Cambridge
*PSSL97*, January 31 - February 01 2015, Université catholique de Louvain
*PSSL96*, October 11 - 12 2014, University of Palermo
*Category Theory 2014*, June 29 - July 05 2014, University of Cambridge
*ARTIN 40*, May 09 - 10 2014, University of Sheffield
*PSSL95*, April 26 - 27 2014, Masaryk University
*Samuel Eilenberg Centenary Conference*, July 22 - 26 2013, University of Warsaw
*Young Researchers in Mathematics 2013*, June 17 - 20 2013, University of Edinburgh
*British Mathematical Colloquium 2013*, March 25 - 28 2013, University of Sheffield
*PSSL 94*, March 25 2013, University of Sheffield
I regularly attend YaMCats and Transpennine Topology Triangle meetings.
### Contact Details
Alex Corner
Room K26, Hicks Building
email: a.s.corner@shef.ac.uk
Last updated: 02 October 2015 |