Kelly, Max

**Gregory Maxwell Kelly** (1930-2007) is the founder of the Australian school of category theory. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1957 under the supervision of Shaun Wylie. He was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. His students include Ross Street?, a major figure of category theory.

With Samuel Eilenberg, Max Kelly introduced the notion of *enriched category* in 1963-1965. He eventually developped the theory of enriched categories in a monograph published in 1984:

Along with Michael Boardman, Rainer Vogt and Peter May?, Kelly is one of the originators of the theory of operads:

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