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Clive Newstead Carnegie Mellon University Title: A cornucopia of operadic curiosities Abstract: An operad is an algebraic structure that models the compositional behaviour of specified finitary operations; it is the categorical analogue of universal algebra. Operads have been found particularly useful in algebra and topology, and have even been applied to materials science and evolutionary biology. I will define operads and their algebras, give some examples, and discuss some applications. Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Wean Hall 8220 Submitted by: Brian Kell 