John W. Gray

Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801-2975

Office: 350 Altgeld Hall
Office Tel: (217) 244-0117
Fax: (217) 333-9576

General Information

BA Swarthmore College, 1953
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1957

Area of Specialization

Category theory studies structural aspects of mathematics that are common to many fields of mathematics: e.g., algebra, topology, functional analysis, logic, and computer science. Thus, category theorists tend to have many diverse interests. My research interests have included: sheaf theory, 2-categories, categorical analysis, and categorical semantics of programming languages including the semantics of various versions of the lambda calculus. Recently, I have been interested in categorical aspects of topology.


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