Eugenia Cheng
 

Dr E.L.G.Cheng
Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
5734 S. University Avenue
Chicago
IL 60637
Office: Ryerson 355
Phone: (+1) 773 702 3064

I am
a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, UK. 
During the academic year 2013-2014 I am a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago.

My research is in category theory, mostly higher-dimensional. Some non-technical introductions to my field can be found further down this page.

Maths in the media

I have broad media experience, both television and radio.  I have been interviewed on BBC Radio 4's "More or Less" and "Woman's Hour", and live on Sky News. In 2013 I was one of 32 female experts selected for the BBC Academy Expert Training Day (North) and in May 2013 I did 12 television and radio interviews about the "Perfect Cream Tea!"

I am keen to bring mathematics to a wider audience and help reduce maths phobia!  I am good at explaining things in an accessible way to non-mathematicians of all ages.  I am happy to discuss or comment on most aspects of mathematics, universities, education, gender and cultural issues.  For more information including sample video and audio and clips, please click here

I am represented by
Diane Banks Associates and have a two-book deal with Profile.






  Maths on YouTube!

The Mathsters
10 minute lectures for A-level students or first year undergraduates


The Catsters
10 minute lectures on Category Theory
delivered by "The Catsters"
aka
Eugenia Cheng and Simon Willerton



The Past
Until September 2007 I was
a Marie Curie Fellow at the Laboratoire J. A. Dieudonné, the Department of Mathematics at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.
From 2004 to 2006 I was an L. E. Dickson Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago.
From 2001 to 2004 I was a research fellow in pure mathematics at Newnham College, Cambridge.
Before arriving at Newnham College, I was at Gonville and Caius College, where I did my Ph.D., Part III and undergraduate degree.


 



Also on this page...
11-hole
              torus

The picture is by my former Algebraic Topology student, now Ph.D. student Thomas Cottrell.
It is a beautiful rendition of an 11-holed torus, illustrating the 5-fold rotational symmetry giving the space as a 5-sheeted cover of the 3-holed torus.







Higher-Dimensional Categories:
an illustrated guide book

by
Eugenia Cheng and Aaron Lauda


PREPARED FOR IMA WORKSHOP
(revised after it)




click here







For non-specialists...







Teaching


University of Chicago:

2013-14
Autumn Quarter: Math 161 Honors Calculus, Sections 21 and 41

Winter Quarter: Math 162 Honors Calculus, Sections 21 and 41
Spring Quarter: Math 163 Honors Calculus, Sections 21 and 41 

University of Sheffield:

2012-13
Semester 1: MAS114 Numbers and Groups
Semester 1/2: MAS435 Algebraic Topology
Semester 1/2: MAS6030/MAS6031 Pure Postgraduate Seminar
Semester 2: MAS276 Rings and Groups

2011-12
Semester 1: MAS114 Numbers and Groups
Semester 1/2: MAS435 Algebraic Topology
Semester 1/2: MAS6030/MAS6031 Pure Postgraduate Seminar
Semester 2: MAS276 Rings and Groups

2010-11
Semester 1/2: MAS435 Algebraic Topology
Semester 1/2: MAS6030/MAS6031 Pure Postgraduate Seminar
Semester 2: MAS276 Rings and Groups

2009-10
Spring 2010 - MAS276 (formerly PMA216) Rings and Groups
Autumn 2009 - PMA433 Algebraic Topology: removed to make way for MAS435 which has replaced it

2008-09
Spring 2008, Spring 2009 - PMA216 Rings and Groups: removed to make way for the current version.
Autumn 2007 - PMA6380 Category Theory




Part III Category Theory

Resources for the course I taught in Cambridge.  

Michaelmas 2001
Michaelmas 2002





Conferences


2013
British Mathematical Colloquium and extraordinary PSSL 94, 25-28 March, University of Sheffield (an event I am co-organising with David Jordan)
CT2013 (invited speaker), 7-13 July, Macquarie University and satellite workshop 2-5 July

2012
PSSL 93, 14-15 April 2012, Cambridge

2011
ScotCats 4, 13 May 2011 (invited speaker), Glasgow
Category Theory, Algebra and Geometry, 26-27 May 2011 (invited speaker), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
CT2011, 17-23 July UBC, Vancouver

2010
Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics VI, March 9 2010 Oxford, UK
PSSL 90, 24-25 April 2010, Braunschweig, Germany
CT2010, 20-26 June 2010, Genova, Italy
PSSL 91, 28-29 November 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009
Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics IV, January 7 2009 (invited speaker) Imperial College, London
The 88th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic This is a conference I organised in honour of the joint 60th birthdays of Martin Hyland and Peter Johnstone in Cambridge, April 2009.
PSSL 89, 12-13 December 2009, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2008
Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics I, January 9 2008 Imperial College, London
PSSL 87, March 21-23 2008 Patras, Greece
Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics II, May 14 2008 Imperial College, London
CT2008, June 22-28 2008 Calais, France
HOCAT 08, June 30-July 5 2008 Barcelona, Spain
ATMCS 2008, July 7-11 2008 Paris 7, France

2007

Fields Institute: Thematic Program on Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory 2007
I co-organised the subprogram: Higher categories and their applications - Jan/Feb 2007
Workshop January 9-13
The 85th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic This is a conference I organised in Nice in March 2007
SECA4, June 6-9 2007 (invited speaker) Barcelona, Spain
CT2007, June 17-23 2007 Carvoeiro, Portugal

2006
Alpine Operad workshop, March 2006 (invited speaker)
Mac Lane memorial conference, April 2006 This is a conference I co-organised in Chicago in April 2006
CT2006, July 2006 White Point, Nova Scotia

2005
Streetfest, July 2005
Octoberfest 2005, Ottawa
Union College Conference, December 2005

2004
The 80th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic This is a conference I co-organised in Cambridge in April 2004
IMA workshop on Higher Categories and their Applications, Minneapolis, June
CT2004, UBC, Vancouver, July




Here is a video of me performing the Ballade no. 3 by Chopin
at the concert in memory of my piano teacher, Christine Pembridge
on March 12th 2012.

For more about me playing the piano, click here.

Chopin Ballade no. 3





You can email me at eugenia.math.uchicago.edu  where that first dot should be replaced by a @
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