Inspired by the model theoretic study of profinite groups, we discuss the foundations of a model theoretic approach to proalgebraic groups. Our axiomatization is based on the tannakian philosophy. Through a tensor analog of skeletal categories we are able to consider neutral tannakian categories with a fibre functor as many-sorted first order structures. The theory of a diagonalizable proalgebraic group is well understood. It is determined by the theory of the base field and the theory of its character group. This is joint work with Anand Pillay.
- Théorie des Modèles et Groupes