Prof. **Matías Menni**, from Conicet and Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, will give a seminar on **Monday 22 May 2023 at 14:30** in Sala Riunioni, DipMat.

Title: *Bi-directional models of “Radically Synthetic” Differential Geometry*

Abstract: The radically synthetic foundation for smooth geometry formulated in [Law11] postulates a space T with the property that it has a unique point and, out of the monoid T^T of endomorphisms, it extracts a submonoid R which, in many cases, is the (commutative) multiplication of a rig structure. The rig R is said to be bi-directional if its subobject of invertible elements has two connected components. In this case, R may be equipped with a pre-order compatible with the rig structure. We adjust the construction of ‘well-adapted’ models of Synthetic Differential Geometry in order to build the first pre-cohesive toposes with a bi-directional R. We also show that, in one of these pre-cohesive variants, the pre-order on R, derived radically synthetically from bi-directionality, coincides with that defined in the original model.