Merlin's Notebook

A blog by Benjamin Merlin Bumpus

  • Categories of temporal graphs §1

    Many real-world problems can be formulated and modeled in the language of graph theory. However, real-world networks are often not static. They change over time. These structures are called dynamic or temporal graphs. Here’s an example of temporal star with four leaves; each one of its edges is active twice except for which is active… Read more

  • Compositional Algorithms

    I’m fascinated by compositionality, the study of how the whole can be determined by its parts. Category theorists will tell you that this topic sits entirely within their domain… and they’re not wrong, but fundamentally I think that most of mathematics has to do with some sort of compositionality. One particular flavor of compositionality that… Read more

  • Hello World

    Hi I’m Ben. This is a research blog consisting of notes on the mathematical curiosities that happen to be floating around my mind. If you read anything that appeals to you, leave a comment or get in touch! Read more