He gave his talk on Wednesday May 27th. Afterwards we discussed it on the Category Theory Community Server, here:
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• Simon Willerton, The Legendre–Fenchel transform from a category theoretic perspective.
Abstract. The Legendre-Fenchel transform is a classical piece of mathematics with many applications. In this talk I’ll show how it arises in the context of category theory using categories enriched over the extended real numbers It turns out that it arises out of nothing more than the pairing between a vector space and its dual in the same way that the many classical dualities (e.g. in Galois theory or algebraic geometry) arise from a relation between sets.
I won’t assume knowledge of the Legendre-Fenchel transform.
The talk is based on this paper:
• Simon Willerton, The Legendre-Fenchel transform from a category theoretic perspective.
Also see his blog article:
• Simon Willerton, The nucleus of a profunctor: some categorified linear algebra, The n-Category Café.