PhD Student Symposium: Categories and Companions Symposium 2022 (CaCS 2022)

Joy Lukman

  • 19 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jack Crawford (Australian National University)
Matthew Di Meglio (Macquarie University)
Nicola Di Vittorio (Macquarie University)
David Farrell (Macquarie University)
Eli Hazel (Macquarie University)
Yustyna Klish (Unaffiliated)
James Koussas (La Trobe University)
Yao Tang (Macquarie University)
Ivo Vekemans (Australian National University)
Paula Verdugo (Macquarie University)

CaCS 2022 will be the second Categories and Companions Symposium, centered on connecting PhD students with an interest in category theory. Category theory is a branch of mathematics which seeks to understand abstract mathematical structures and
the relationships between them. Originating in investigations of connections between algebra and topology, category theory has a diverse range of applications, including in pure mathematics, the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, computer
science, linguistics, and physics.

This symposium will provide an opportunity for PhD students interested in category theory to meet and learn from each other, establishing new research relationships and opportunities for collaboration. It will also provide the opportunity for participants to
create a mental inventory of who is doing what and where, which will foster a sense of community among the new generation of researchers.

Key Speakers:
Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon)
Dirk Hofmann (University of Aveiro)
Christina Vasilakopoulou (University of Patras)
Dominic Verity (Macquarie University)

Program Structure: TBD

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers at


  • Deadline: 19 July 2022
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.

This symposium is supported by MATRIX and AMSI.
To support post-symposium research collaboration between PhD student participants, MATRIX-AMSI are providing funding through the MATRIX-AMSI PhD Student Research Collaboration Scheme


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 20 September 2022
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.