Category theory in Physics: Applications in Quantum Resource Theories

Nathan McMahon – 24 July 2019

As a physicist, I have been interested in what additional tools category theory might bring to theoretical physics. One application is in resource theories, a study of resourcefulness of objects or states, that have been stated, by Coecke, Fritz and Spekkens (2016), to be symmetric monoidal categories. In this talk, I will discuss some work in progress towards framing quantum mechanics and measurements in category theory for use with Resource theories, in the hope that fruitful discussions may occur.