(If you have any suggestions for talks, get in touch!)

  • soon Adam Bartoš will talk about a categorical Fraisse theory
  • Amir Tabatabai
  • Benedikt Pago -- speaking about his recent homomorphism indistinguishability result
  • in December, Luca will give a talk
  • after Christmas, Dan will give a talk

And at some point later on

  • Amin Karamlou could talk about quantum model comparison games or string diagrams for distributive laws
  • Nicolas Wu will speak about co-effects
  • Dan will talk about bialgebraic semantics
  • Dan will give a tutorial on Street's formal monad theory
  • Tomas will talk about locality or PCSP




  • 16 November 2022: Tarmo Uustalu talked about Additive cellular automata graded-monadically (slides)
  • 12 October 2022: Bartek Klin talked about Codensity Games for Bisimilarity
  • 5 October 2022: Tomas talked about adding an open problem of Mai Gehrke and other questions concerning adding a layer of quantifiers comonadically
  • 21-23 September 2022: A kick-off meeting of the Resources in Computation project
  • 14 September 2022: Amin Karamlou talked about degrading the quantum monad and monad-comonad distributive laws.
  • 4 July 2022: Structure Meets Power 2022 workshop
  • 29 June 2022: Alexandre Goy talked about Weakening distributive laws using string diagrams
  • 22 June 2022: Nihil Shah spoke about Linear modal comonad and arboreal categories (joint with Samson and Yoàv) (slides)
  • 15 June 2022: Amin Karamlou will talk about No-Go Theorems For Mixed Distributive Laws: Containers over Non-determinism
  • 8 June 2022: Samson Abramsky gave a talk titled "From Kochen-Specker to Feder-Vardi" (Joint work with Adam Ó Conghaile and Anuj Dawar), had a large overlap with arXiv:2206.12156
  • 1 June 2022: Achim Blumensath gave a tutorial on the composition method
  • 25 May 2022: Elena di Lavore will talk about Monoidal Width (slides)
  • 11 May 2022: Rafal Stefanski talked about single-use Automata for Infinite Alphabets
  • 4 May 2022: we had a general discussion regarding the future of the project, led by Tomas Jakl
  • 27 April 2022: Dan Marsden talked about bimorphisms and FVM theorems
  • 20 April 2022: Luca Reggio talked about arboreal categories and homomorphism preservation theorems (slides)
  • 13 April 2022: Tomas Jakl led a discussion on comonadic tools in Twin-Width I
  • 15-16 March 2022: Project Meeting


  • 9 December 2021: Tomas Jakl talked about A game comonads' perspective on Courcelle and Feferman-Vaught-Mostowski theorems, (slides)
  • 25 November 2021: Algorithms Discussion II
  • 11 November 2021: Algorithms Discussion
  • 21 October 2021: Luca Reggio talked about Polyadic sets and homomorphism counting
  • 21 October 2021: Samson Abramsky talked about Cohomology for Everyone
  • 16-17 September 2021: Project Meeting
  • 27-28 June 2021: Structure meets Power Workshop
  • 22 April 2021: Tomas Jakl talked about Discrete density comonads (and combinatorial properties), (slides)
  • 25 March 2021: Luca Reggio continued with an Introduction to Arboreal Categories (part II)
  • 18 March 2021: Samson Abramsky gave an Introduction to Arboreal Categories (part I)
  • 11 March 2021: Nihil Shah talked about Metrics on the homomorphism order
  • 4 March 2021: Anuj Dawar talked about Invertible Map Games and Linear Algebraic Quantifiers, (slides)


  • 3 December 2020: Nihil Shah talked about progress on pebble-relation comonad
  • 12 November 2020: Dan Marsden talked about acyclicity in finite Kripke structures
  • 22 October 2020: Samson Abramsky talked about his recent work on open span bisimulation
  • 15 October 2020: Luca Reggio talked about (locally) finitely presentable categories
  • 8 October 2020: Tom Paine talked about Courcelle’s theorem, covering the regular approach, a game theoretic approach, and how it's related to Comonads
  • 24 September 2020: Adam Ó Conghaile talked about Brambles, havens, shelters, and other obstructions to nice decompositions: where do they fit in the world of game comonads?
  • 17 September 2020: Tomas Jakl talked about 3 new Lovasz-type results
  • 3 September 2020: Louis Parlant from the UCL talked about his recent PhD work on general methods for composing monads via distributive laws
  • 13 August 2020: Dan Marsden talked about some simple observations relating to modal logics and model constructions within our setting (early work in progress)
  • 30 July 2020: Nihil Shah talked about the loosely guarded fragment and hypertree width, (notes)
  • 23 July 2020: Samson Abramsky talked about comonadic semantics for guarded fragments
  • 16 July 2020: Rui Soares Barbosa talked about the Quantum monad
  • 2 July 2020: Tom Paine talked about game comonads and locality
  • 25 June 2020: Luca Reggio talked about some of his recent work on results à la Lovász
  • 18 June 2020: Alexis Toumi, a DPhil in Oxford, gave a speculative talk about applications of game comonads for work in linguistics and cognition being conducted in our group
  • 11 June 2020: Tomas Jakl talked about "retractions" of comonads
  • 28 May 2020: Samson Abramsky talked about some of the new material in the extended journal version of his CSL paper with Nihil, (slides)
  • 14 May 2020: Luca Reggio talked about the Rossman homomorphism theorem
  • 7 May 2020: Dan Marsden talked about string diagrams
  • 30 April 2020: Nihil Shah talked about CSP
  • 23 April 2020: Tom Paine talked about Interpreting comonads as adjunctions into modal logic
  • 9 April 2020: Adam Ó Conghaile talked about Game comonads and generalised quantifiers
  • 26 March 2020: Online Workshop on Resources and Co-Resources