I am Toby Bartels.

My main interests here are the foundations of mathematics, including constructive mathematics and how to formalise higher category theory internally. I have a liking for centipede mathematics, which I sometimes take too far, but usually it has applications somewhere. I also have an aptitude for negative thinking; my favourite mathematical object is the empty set. Along these lines, I advocate learning order theory before category theory, just as one learns category theory before higher category theory; see category theory vs order theory.

The regulars here may be especially interested in my PhD dissertation, Higher Gauge Theory I: 2-Bundles.

I also have my own personal web here, although not much is on it.

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