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Maaike Zwart

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Maaike Zwart

Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant


Room 250, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD
United Kingdom


I am interested in monads and their connection to universal algebra. My current focus is on the (non-)compositionality of monads. My favourite questions in this area are:   

  • No-Go theorems: which properties cause monad compositions to fail?
  • Self-composition: when do monads compose with themselves?

The monads I'm studying are mostly (but not exclusively) monads on the category Set of sets and functions.


I am a TA for the following subjects in the Software Engineering Programme:


I studied Physics and Mathematics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and received a BSc. in both topics. I then studied at the University of Amsterdam, where I completed the Master of Logic. Now I am here in Oxford where I study for my DPhil in Computer Science and TA several courses of the Software Engineering Programme.

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