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# category theory

## Latest Articles

### Is There Math Beyond the Equal Sign?

Can mathematics handle things that are essentially the same without being exactly equal? Category theorist Eugenia Cheng and host Steven Strogatz discuss the power and pleasures of abstraction.

### Conducting the Mathematical Orchestra From the Middle

Emily Riehl is rewriting the foundations of higher category theory while also working to make mathematics more inclusive.

### With Category Theory, Mathematics Escapes From Equality

Two monumental works have led many mathematicians to avoid the equal sign. The process has not always gone smoothly.

### Will Computers Redefine the Roots of Math?

The Fields medalist Vladimir Voevodsky has died at 51. This 2015 article describes his computer-aided quest to eliminate human error and rewrite the century-old rules underlying all of mathematics.