Forcing and its applications: Retrospective Workshop, March 29 – April 2, 2015

The meeting will take place at the Field Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto.

About

In the years 1963-1964, Paul Cohen developed the method of forcing in order to settle Cantor’s Continuum Problem.  Since then, the method of forcing has been adapted into a broadly applicable technique for showing that a given statement is
consistent with the axioms of mathematics.

OVERVIEW 

The fall 2012 thematic program at the Fields Institute on Forcing and its Applications witnessed breakthroughs in both the internal study of set theory as well as its applications to fields such as analysis and the general theory of topological groups. This workshop will bring together experts studying different aspects of set theory related to the program — large cardinals, singular cardinals, infinite combinatorics, and forcing axioms — as well as closely related fields of mathematics such as functional analysis and topology.

 

Schedule:

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Day 1: Sunday March 29, 2015.
Time Speaker Title
9:30-10:30am Alan Dow (University of North Carolina)
10:30-11:00am
Coffee
11:00-12:00pm Juris Steprans (York University)
12:00-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Jindrich Zapletal (University of Florida)
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee
3:30-4:30pm Sean Cox (Virginia Commonwealth University)

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Day 2: Monday March 30, 2015.
Time Speaker Title
9:30-10:30am Spencer Unger (UCLA)
10:30-11:00am
Coffee
11:00-12:00pm Christina Brech (University of São Paulo)
12:00-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00-3:00pm John Krueger (University of Northern Texas)
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee
3:30-4:30pm Dima Sinapova (University of Illinois, Chicago)

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Day 3: Tuesday March 31, 2015.
Time Speaker Title
9:30-10:30am Michael Hrusak (UNAM, Morelia)
10:30-11:00am
Coffee
11:00-12:00pm Jordi Lopez-Abad (Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas)
12:00-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Maryanthe Malliaris (University of Chicago)
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee
3:30-4:30pm Heike Mildenberger (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg)

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Day 4: Wednesday April 1, 2015.
Time Speaker Title
9:30-10:30am Dana Bartošová (University of Toronto)
10:30-11:00am
Coffee
11:00-12:00pm Yinhe Peng (Chinese Academy of Science)
12:00-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Natasha Dobrinen (University of Denver)
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee
3:30-4:30pm Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University)

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Day 5: Thursday April 2, 2015.
Time Speaker Title
9:30-10:30am Matteo Viale (University of Torino)
10:30-11:00am
Coffee
11:00-12:00pm Miguel Mota (University of Toronto)
12:00-2:00pm
Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Konstantinos Tyros (University of Warwick)
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee
3:30-4:30pm Marcin Sabok (McGill University)

Organizing Committee

  • Justin Moore (Cornell University)
  • Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto)

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