# 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 area of interest is category theory, particularly concerning coherence and operads/multicategories. 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 which is designed to teach mathematics to first year engineering students. I am also marking problem sheets in the autumn semester for MAS220: Algebra
Since 2011 I have assisted in tutorials for algebra, analysis, and foundation level engineering teaching, 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 and free cocompletion*, 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 |