2022 Workshop on Polynomial Functors

At the Topos Institute and online via Zoom
2022 March 14–18 (UTC)

Participants will learn background material and hear the latest progress on polynomial functors. The main topic is the notion of polynomial functors in locally cartesian closed (LCC) categories, as employed in logic and type theory (the theme of last year's workshop). However we also include a tutorial and talks on the notion of polynomial functors in the sense of Eilenberg and Mac Lane, hoping to uncover connections between these two notions.

This is the second workshop in a series. The first Workshop on Polynomial Functors was held in March 2021.

Zoom link


Steve Awodey x2:
Kristine Bauer:
Clemens Berger:
Pierre-Louis Curien:
Elden Elmanto:
Eric Finster:
Marcelo Fiore:
Nicola Gambino:
Brenda Johnson:
Sean Moss:
Fredrik Nordvall Forsberg:
Exequiel Rivas:
Brandon Shapiro:
David Spivak:
Paul Taylor:
Todd Trimble:
Christine Vespa x3:


Joachim Kock and David Spivak


Anyone interested in participating is welcome; an online registration form is now available. A zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a few hours before the workshop.

For other questions, please contact David Spivak or Joachim Kock.


Each talk will consist of a 50-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for questions and coffee break. Presentations will take place March 14–18 in the following 4-hour window:

14:00–18:00 UTC.

The following links go directly to the YouTube presentations of the speaker name listed:

Time (UTC) Monday, 3/14 Tuesday, 15 Wednesday, 16 Thursday, 17 Friday, 18
14:00–15:00 Awodey 1 Awodey 2 Shapiro Berger Elmanto
15:00–16:00 Vespa 1 Vespa 2 Vespa 3 Bauer Spivak
16:00–17:00 Trimble Gambino Fiore Moss Rivas
17:00–18:00 Nordvall F. Johnson Finster Taylor Curien

Last update: 2022-03-18.