Contemporary Mathematics 1998; 134 pp; softcover Volume: 230 ISBN10: 0821810561 ISBN13: 9780821810569 List Price: US$42 Member Price: US$33.60 Order Code: CONM/230
 This volume presents the proceedings of the workshop on higher category theory and mathematical physics held at Northwestern University. Exciting new developments were presented with the aim of making them better known outside the community of experts. In particular, presentations in the style, "Higher Categories for the Working Mathematician", were encouraged. The volume is the first to bring together developments in higher category theory with applications. This collection is a valuable introduction to this topicone that holds great promise for future developments in mathematics. Readership Graduate students, research and applied mathematicians interested in higher category theory and its applications. Table of Contents  J. C. Baez and J. Dolan  Categorification
 M. A. Batanin  Computads for finitary monads on globular sets
 L. Breen  Braided \(n\)categories and \(\Sigma\)structures
 J.L. Brylinski  Categories of vector bundles and YangMills equations
 R. Street  The role of Michael Batanin's monoidal globular categories
 D. N. Yetter  Braided deformations of monoidal categories and Vassiliev invariants
