Alan Dow is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

He works in applications of set-theory and forcing to questions in topology In recent years this work has focused primarily on questions involving countable convergence in compact spaces.

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Recent and upcoming talks by Alan Dow

6th European Set Theory Conference, Budapest, July 3-7, 2017

The 6th European Set Theory Conference (6ESTC) of the European Set Theory Society will be organized in Budapest, at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, next year, July 3 – 7, 2017. continue reading…

Set Theory and its Applications in Topology, September 11-16, 2016

The meeting took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. The slides may be found below. 08:45 – 09:00 Introduction and Welcome (Conference Room San Felipe) 09:00 – 10:00 Alan Dow: The even numbered problems (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:00 – 10:30 Rodrigo Jesus Hernandez Gutierrez: Spaces discretely generated at infinity (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:00 – 11:30 Isván Juhász: Lindelöf spaces of countable pseudocharacter (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:30 – 12:00 Juris Steprans: PID and universal graphs (Conference Room San Felipe) 13:20 – 13:30 Group Photo (Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) 15:00 – 16:00 Itay Neeman: Forcing one instance of the Moore-Todorcevic principle (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:30 – 17:00 James Cummings: Dowker and super-Dowker filters (Conference Room San Felipe) 17:00 – 17:30 Assaf Rinot: The $\omega_2$-Souslin problem (Conference Room San Felipe) 19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) Tuesday, September 13 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast (Restaurant at your assigned hotel) 09:00 – 10:00 Christina Brech: Bases of Homogeneous families bellow the first Mahlo cardinal (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:00 – 11:30 Piotr Koszmider: A non-commutative Mrówka’s $\Psi$-space (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:30 – 12:00 Asger Tornquist: Invariant descriptive set theory and almost disjointness modulo an ideal (Conference Room San Felipe) 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) 15:00 – 16:00 Alexander Shibakov: Sequential groups: large and small (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:30 – 17:00 Jindrich Zapletal: Strong measure zero sets in Polish groups (Conference Room San Felipe) 17:00 – 17:30 Marcin Sabok: On hyperfiniteness of boundary actions of hyperbolic groups (Conference Room San Felipe) 19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) Wednesday, September 14 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast (Restaurant at your assigned hotel) 09:00 – 09:30 Joerg Brendle: Q (Conference Room San Felipe) 09:30 – 10:00 Dilip Raghavan: More on the density zero ideal (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:00 – 10:30 Osvaldo Guzmán: Combinatorial properties of MAD families (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:00 – 11:30 Victor Torres-Perez: Constructions with oppositions: Cardinal invariants and games (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:30 – 12:00 David Fernández Bretón: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem (Conference Room San Felipe) 12:00 – 12:30 Natasha Dobrinen: Topological Ramsey spaces in some creature forcings (Conference Room San Felipe) 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) 13:30 – 17:30 Free Afternoon (Oaxaca) 19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) Thursday, September 15 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast (Restaurant at your assigned hotel) 09:00 – 10:00 Slawomir Solecki: Monoid actions on left-topological compact semigroups (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:00 – 11:30 Aleksandra Kwiatkowska: The Ramsey degree of the pre-pseudoarc (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:30 – 12:00 Dana Bartosova: Ultrafilter combinatorics in topological dynamics (Conference Room San Felipe) 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) 15:00 – 16:00 Jan van Mill: Erdős spaces (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 16:30 – 17:00 Anush Tserunyan: Topological dimension and Baire category (Conference Room San Felipe) 17:00 – 17:30 Yinhe Peng: Weak network and the basis problem (Conference Room San Felipe) 19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles) Friday, September 16 07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast (Restaurant at your assigned hotel) 09:00 – 09:30 Jeffrey Bergfalk: Walks… (Conference Room San Felipe) 09:30 – 10:00 Iian Smythe: A local Ramsey theory for block sequences (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:00 – 10:30 Noé de Rancourt: Ramsey theory with and without the pigeonhole principle (Conference Room San Felipe) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:00 – 11:30 Claribet Piña: Topological partition relations for $\omega^2$ (Conference Room San Felipe) 11:30 – 12:00 Carlos Uzcategui: Bases and selectors for cofinal families of countable sets (Conference Room San Felipe) 12:00 – 12:30 Carlos Di Prisco: Graphs on the Cantor set (Conference Room San Felipe) 12:30 – 14:30 Lunch (Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles)   continue reading…

TOPOSYM, July 25–29, 2016

Twelfth Symposium on General Topology and its Relations to Modern Analysis and Algebra www.toposym.cz Toposym 2016 will be held on July 25–29, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic under the auspices of the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University. continue reading…

Novi Sad Conference in Set Theory and General Topology, June 20 – 23, 2016

The international conference “Novi Sad Conference in Set Theory and General Topology” SETTOP 2016 will take place from June 20th to June 23rd 2016. Conference venue will be “Norcev” hotel, situated about 20km from Novi Sad (Serbia), within Fruška Gora national nature park. continue reading…

Alan Dow: An application of ZFC to Topology

Place: Fields Institute (Room 210) Date: September 25th, 2015 (13:30-15:00) Speaker: Alan Dow Title: An application of ZFC to Topology Abstract: A space  X  is said to be  M-dominated  for a metric space  M  if there is a covering of  X by compact sets that is order-preservingly indexed by the compact subsets of  M.  continue reading…

IM PAN conference: Transfinite methods in Banach spaces and algebras of operators, July 18-22 2016

We are pleased to announce that a conference entitled “Transfinite methods in Banach spaces and algebras of operators” will take place at Bedlewo Conference Center, Poland, 18-22 July 2016. The list of speakers will include: Tristan Bice (Salvador), Christina Brech (Sao Paulo), Yemon Choi (Lancaster; tbc), Marek Cuth (Prague), Garth Dales (Lancaster), Alan Dow (North Carolina), Valentin Ferenczi (Sao Paulo), Joanna Garbulinska (Kielce), Gilles Godefroy (Paris VI), Bill Johnson (Texas A&M; tbc), Tomasz Kochanek (IM PAN), Jordi Lopez-Abad (ICMAT Madrid), Pavlos Motakis (Texas A&M), Grzegorz Plebanek (Wroclaw), Jose Rodriguez (Murcia), Thomas Schlumprecht (Texas A&M), Jesus Suarez (Caceres) and Stevo Todorcevic (CRNS, Toronto). continue reading…

BLAST Conference at UNT June 8–12, 2015

BLAST2015@UNT Conference – ANNOUNCEMENT 1. http://math.unt.edu/BLAST2015@UNT DATE: June 8 – 12, 2015 WHERE: University of North Texas in Denton, TX BLAST (Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic & Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic & Point-free Topology) is an annual conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation that has been running since 2008. continue reading…

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.  continue reading…

Alan Dow Conference, December 6–9, 2014

60 years of Dow celebrating the mathematics of Alan Dow December 6–9, 2014 Alan Dow has made deep contributions to set-theoretic topology and has been one of few researchers to pioneer new techniques in set theory which were directly motivated by fundamental topological problems. continue reading…

47th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, 23-25 March, 2013

The 47th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT 06050 March 23-25, 2013 Distinguished Guests W. W. Comfort, Wesleyan University Marcus M. Marsh, California State University, Sacramento Plenary Speakers Marcus M. continue reading…