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

Jan de Gier

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

Matthew Di Meglio (Macquarie University)
Nicola Di Vittorio (Macquarie University)
David Farrell (Macquarie University)
Eli Hazel (Macquarie University)
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.

Invited Speakers:
Dirk Hofmann (University of Aveiro)
Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)
Christina Vasilakopoulou (University of Patras)
Dominic Verity (Macquarie University)

Program Structure: 

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

Participant list:
Giulian Wiggins (University of Sydney)
Christopher Thomas Hone (University of Sydney)
Olivia Borghi (University of Melbourne)
Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne)
Nicola Di Vittorio (Macquarie University)
David Farrell (Macquarie University)
Eli Jay Hazel (Macquarie University)
Yao Tang (Macquarie University)
Paula Verdugo (Macquarie University)
Christopher Parker (University of Technology Sydney)
Chandan Singh (University of Melbourne)
Patrick Elliott (University of Melbourne)
Kurt Stoeckl (University of Melbourne)

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.