Michael Shulman

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In some bicategories, the 1-cells are ‘morphisms’ between the 0cells, such as functors between categories, but in others they are ‘objects’ over the 0-cells, such as bimodules, spans, distributors, or parametrized spectra. Many bicategorical notions do not work well in these cases, because the ‘morphisms between 0-cells’, such as ring homomorphisms, are(More)
We describe a homotopical version of the relational and gluing models of type theory, and generalize it to inverse diagrams and oplax limits. Our method uses the Reedy homotopy theory on inverse diagrams, and relies on the fact that Reedy fibrant diagrams correspond to contexts of a certain shape in type theory. This has two main applications. First, by(More)
Homotopy limits and colimits are homotopical replacements for the usual limits and colimits of category theory, which can be approached either using classical explicit constructions or the modern abstract machinery of derived functors. Our first goal is to explain both and show their equivalence. Our second goal is to generalize this result to enriched(More)
Recent work on homotopy type theory exploits an exciting new correspondence between Martin-Lof's dependent type theory and the mathematical disciplines of category theory and homotopy theory. The mathematics suggests new principles to add to type theory, while the type theory can be used in novel ways to do computer-checked proofs in a proof assistant. In(More)
We develop category theory within Univalent Foundations, which is a foundational system for mathematics based on a homotopical interpretation of dependent type theory. In this system, we propose a definition of “category” for which equality and equivalence of categories agree. Such categories satisfy a version of the Univalence Axiom, saying that the type(More)
We introduce a new categorical framework for studying derived functors, and in particular for comparing composites of left and right derived functors. Our central observation is that model categories are the objects of a double category whose vertical and horizontal arrows are left and right Quillen functors, respectively, and that passage to derived(More)
We prove a general theorem which includes most notions of “exact completion” as special cases. The theorem is that “κ-ary exact categories” are a reflective sub-2-category of “κ-ary sites”, for any regular cardinal κ. A κ-ary exact category is an exact category with disjoint and universal κ-small coproducts, and a κ-ary site is a site whose covering sieves(More)
We define the notion of an enriched Reedy category, and show that ifA is a C-Reedy category for some symmetric monoidal model category C and M is a C-model category, the category of C-functors and C-natural transformations from A to M is again a model category.