School and Workshop on Univalent Mathematics
April 01-05, 2019, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Emergency contact information
- For any emergency, call 999 or, equivalently, 112. The operator will route you to police, ambulance, or fire brigade as necessary.
- In less serious cases, Benedikt Ahrens can be reached on +44 7482 799962 or by email.
Univalent Type Theory is an emerging field of mathematics that studies
a fruitful relationship between homotopy theory and (dependent) type
This relation plays a crucial role in Voevodsky's program of Univalent
Foundations, a new approach to foundations of mathematics, based on
ideas from homotopy theory, such as the Univalence Principle.
The UniMath library
is a large repository of computer-checked
mathematics, developed from the univalent viewpoint.
It is freely available for everyone, as an open-source project,
from the web.
The workshop will
give many young researchers an opportunity to familiarize themselves
with the UniMath library and become contributors.
We will have two tracks:
- Beginners track
- Advanced track: suitable for participants with some experience in Univalent Foundations and the proof assistant Coq.
In the beginners track, you will receive an introduction to
Univalent Foundations and to mathematics in those foundations, by leading experts in the field.
In the accompanying problem sessions, you will formalize pieces of univalent mathematics in the
In the advanced track, you will work, in a small group, on formalizing a specific topic in UniMath,
guided by an expert in univalent mathematics.
Your code will become part of the UniMath library.
Application and funding
To participate, please fill out the application form.
Some funding is available for suitable participants from institutions in COST member countries. Get in touch for more information.
The school/workshop takes place at the University of Birmingham, UK.
The address is Learning Centre, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK.
The map below indicates the walking path from the nearby train station 'University' to
the Learning Center.
The train ride from the city centre train station, called New Street, to
the University station (see section Location) takes about 10 minutes, and trains run very frequently (usually from platform 12).
A return ticket is GBP 3.20 if you travel to University before 9:30 ("Anytime" ticket) and GBP 2.70 if you travel to University after 9:30 ("Off-peak" ticket).
If you commute by train (e.g., from the city centre), weekly tickets are available.
They are available only at a counter, not at the ticket machines, and require a photograph.
A weekly ticket between New Street and University costs about GBP 12.
If you require a bus instead, see
National Express West Midlands.
Be aware that buses in Birmingham give no change!
- Eduroam is available on the campus.
- If you do not have access to Eduroam, you can connect to WiFiGuest - you will need to fill out a web form to connect to the internet.
- UniMath install party planned for the afternoon of Sunday 31 March 2019.
- School/Workshop Monday 01 April - Friday 05 April 2019.
- Wednesday afternoon is off - check the tourism website for a few pointers on what to do in and around Birmingham.
See the UniMath/Schools Github repository.
We ask participants to arrange their own accommodation.
Before the event
- Check recommended reading
- Install UniMath on your laptop
You can prepare for the school by studying some of the material listed below.
Please install UniMath on your laptop before coming to Birmingham.
To this end, read the installation instructions.
In case of problems or questions, contact the UniMath mailing list.
You can also attend the UniMath install party on Sunday afternoon for help with the installation - see Section "Schedule" for more information.
- Benedikt Ahrens (University of Birmingham)
- Thorsten Altenkirch (University of Nottingham)
- Langston Barrett (Galois, Inc.)
- Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana)
- Tslil Clingman (Johns Hopkins University)
- Martín Escardó (University of Birmingham)
- Joseph Helfer (Stanford University)
- Tom de Jong (University of Birmingham)
- Marco Maggesi (University of Florence)
- Ralph Matthes (CNRS, University Toulouse)
- Anders Mörtberg (Stockholm University and Carnegie Mellon University)
- Brandon Shapiro (Cornell University)
- Niels van der Weide (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
For any questions, contact Benedikt Ahrens (email).
- Benedikt Ahrens
- Tom de Jong
- Marco Maggesi