Michael Shulman: Papers
I am interested in category theory and higher category theory and
their applications to the rest of mathematics, especially homotopy
theory, logic/set theory, and computer science. Here is a list of all
my published papers, preprints, notes, and other stuff I've written
related to math.
Blogs and wikis
Papers, preprints, and talks
Here are all my "official" non-blog, non-wiki research writings, in roughly reverse chronological order by subject area.
Homotopy type theory
- The univalence axiom for elegant Reedy presheaves. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1307.6248.
- (as part of the Univalent Foundations Program) Homotopy Type Theory: Univalent Foundations of Mathematics. Book available here as a free PDF download, or printed and bound at cost.
- (with Benedikt Ahrens and Krzysztof Kapulkin) Univalent categories and the Rezk completion. To appear in Mathematical Structures in Computer Science; extended abstract presented at TYPES 2013. Paper and accompanying Coq code available on the arXiv: 1303.0584.
- (with Dan Licata) Calculating the fundamental group of the circle in homotopy type theory. LICS 2013. Paper and accompanying Agda code available from Dan's web site here; the paper is also on the arXiv: 1301.3443.
- (with Urs Schreiber) Quantum gauge field theory in cohesive homotopy type theory. Extended abstract, Quantum Physics and Logic 2012, [PDF]
- Univalence for inverse diagrams and homotopy canonicity. To appear in Mathematical Structures in Computer Science. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1203.3253.
- (with Peter Lumsdaine) Higher inductive types. So far only the slides from my talk at the homotopy theory session at JMM 2012 are available. Also relevant are the final week of the 2012 homotopy type theory seminar, the final day of the homotopy type theory minicourse, a bunch of posts on the HoTT blog, and my paper with Dan Licata (see above).
Traces and fixed point invariants
- (with Kate Ponto) The linearity of traces in monoidal categories and bicategories (tentative title). Nothing is available yet, but you can see the slides from my talk at PSSL93.
- (with Moritz Groth and Kate Ponto) The additivity of traces in monoidal derivators. To appear in Journal of K-Theory. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1212.3277.
- (with Kate Ponto) The multiplicativity of fixed point invariants. To appear in Algebraic and Geometric Topology. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1203.0950.; you can also see the slides from a talk I gave in Glasgow, Spring 2012.
- (with Kate Ponto) Duality and traces for indexed monoidal categories. Theory and Applications of Categories Vol. 26, 2012, No. 23, pp 582-659. Available from the journal web site and also here, in three formats: with color (for reading on-screen or printing in color), black and white (for printing in black and white), and compromise (can be printed b&w, but also has some color). You can also see the slides from my talk at Octoberfest 2011.
- (with Kate Ponto) Shadows and traces in bicategories. Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures 2012, pp 1-50 (sciencedirect). Also available on the arXiv: 0910.1306. You can also see the slides of a mostly expository talk I gave on this subject here.
- (with Kate Ponto) Traces in symmetric monoidal categories. A primarily expository paper, intended as background for the above papers. To appear in Expositiones Mathematicae; available on sciencedirect and also on the arXiv: 1107.6032.
- Enriched indexed categories. Theory and Applications of Categories 28 (2013), no. 21, 616–695. Available online at the journal web site and also on the arXiv: 1212.3914.
- (with Richard Garner) Enriched categories as a free cocompletion. Submitted. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1301.3191. You can also look at the slides from my talk at Octoberfest '12.
- Exact completions and small sheaves. Theory and Applications of Categories 27 (Proceedings of CT2011) (2012), no. 7, 97–173. Available online at the journal web site and also on the arXiv: 1203.4318. You can also see the slides from my talk at CT 2011.
- (with Steve Lack) Enhanced 2-categories and limits for lax morphisms. Adv. Math. 229 no. 1 (2012), 294–356 (sciencedirect); also available on the arXiv: 1104.2111.
- Not every pseudoalgebra is equivalent to a strict one. Adv. Math. 229 no. 3 (2012), 2024–2041 (sciencedirect). Also available on the arXiv: 1005.1520.
- (with Geoff Cruttwell) A unified framework for generalized multicategories. Theory and Applications of Categories 24 (2010), No. 21, 580–655. Available online at the journal web site, and also on the arXiv: 0907.2460.
- Constructing symmetric monoidal bicategories. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1004.0993.
- Extraordinary multicategories. Nothing is written yet, but here are the slides from a talk I gave at the 2010 CMS Summer Meeting. This blog post is also relevant.
- Framed bicategories and monoidal fibrations. Theory and Applications of Categories 20 (2008), no. 18, 650–738. Available online at the journal web site and also on the arXiv:0706.1286.
- (with John Baez) Lectures on n-categories and cohomology. In Towards Higher Categories, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Springer 2009. Based on notes I took on a series of expository talks given by John, plus an appendix. Also available on the arXiv: math.CT/0608420.
- (with Moritz Groth and Kate Ponto) Mayer-Vietoris sequences in stable derivators. Submitted. Preprint available on the arXiv: 1306.2072.
- Comparing composites of left and right derived functors. New York Journal of Mathematics 17 (2011), 75–125. Available online at the journal web site, and also on the arXiv: 0706.2868. I gave a talk about this at the JMM '09; you can see the slides here.
- Parametrized spaces model locally constant homotopy sheaves. Topology Appl. 155 (2008), no. 5, 412–432. Also available on the arXiv: 0706.2874.
- Homotopy limits and colimits and enriched homotopy theory. Preprint available on the arXiv: math/0610194.
Categorical Logic (other than HoTT)
- The internal logic of a 2-topos. Currently stalled and due to be re-thought from the perspective of homotopy type theory. Its status as of when I left off can be seen on my section of the nLab.
- Stack semantics and the comparison of material and structural set theories. Preprint (currently under revision) available on the arXiv: 1004.3802. Also you can see the slides from two talks I gave at NovemberFest 2009 and the 2010 Annual ASL Meeting.
Expository notes and talks
- Homotopy type theory: towards Grothendieck's dream: Slides from my talk at CT2013. [PDF].
- Internal languages for higher categories: Slides from a 15-minute talk at IAS about some of my research goals for the homotopy type theory special year. [PDF].
- The shape of infinity. Expository notes developing the Stone-Cech compactification using gauge spaces. Available on the arXiv: 1209.2735.
- Homotopy type theory minicourse: Slides from a 4-day minicourse in Swansea. [Website]
- Homotopy type theory seminar: slides from a 7-week seminar at UCSD in Winter 2012. [Website]
- Induction on Equality: slides from a talk at Mathcamp 2011. [PDF]
- Set theory for category theory. In need of revising, but still available on the arXiv: 0810.1279.
- Generators and colimit closures: notes from a talk in the category theory proseminar at Chicago. [PDF]
- Ultrafilters, Pseudotopological spaces, and Stone-Cech compactification: notes from a talk at the graduate student "pizza seminar" at Chicago on January 23, 2008. [PDF]
- Synthetic differential geometry: notes from a talk at the graduate student "pizza seminar" at Chicago on May 31, 2006. [PDF]
My collection of convenient basic macros that I use in writing LaTeX papers
has grown so large that I maintain it in a GitHub repository. Feel free to
have a look; it also contains my BibTeX database.