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Hello, Norman! We'll mainly be talking about applications of category theory to subjects much humbler than quantum gravity, topological insulators or TQFT. So far I've been talking about people measuring the temperature in their room, or detectives trying to solve cases on islands with people who are secretly related, or amateur wine-tasters learning to distinguish between reds and whites. But the point is that category theory brings new mental tools that apply to almost anything. And this is precisely why it's so hard to understand before one puts some time into it: it's a different way of thinking.

Where do you teach?

`Hello, Norman! We'll mainly be talking about applications of category theory to subjects much humbler than quantum gravity, topological insulators or TQFT. So far I've been talking about people measuring the temperature in their room, or detectives trying to solve cases on islands with people who are secretly related, or amateur wine-tasters learning to distinguish between reds and whites. But the point is that category theory brings new mental tools that apply to almost anything. And this is precisely why it's so hard to understand before one puts some time into it: it's a different way of thinking. Where do you teach?`

I figured it would be much humbler, better to start there. I can make the connections later on my own once I get the nuts and bolts. It's a subject exciting in its own right.

I teach at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

`I figured it would be much humbler, better to start there. I can make the connections later on my own once I get the nuts and bolts. It's a subject exciting in its own right. I teach at the University of Technology, Jamaica.`