Recent and upcoming talks by Andy Zucker

Andy Zucker: A direct solution to the Generic Point Problem II

Mathematical logic seminar – Sep 12 2017 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     A direct solution to the Generic Point Problem II Abstract: We provide a new proof of a recent theorem of Ben-Yaacov, Melleray, and Tsankov. continue reading…

Andy Zucker: A direct solution to the Generic Point Problem

Mathematical logic seminar – Sep 5 2017 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     A direct solution to the Generic Point Problem Abstract: We provide a new proof of a recent theorem of Ben-Yaacov, Melleray, and Tsankov. continue reading…

Ultrafilters, Ramsey Theory and Dynamics, Villeurbanne, November 20-24, 2017

Ultrafilters, Ramsey Theory and Dynamics 20-24 Nov 2017 Villeurbanne (France) Description This week-long event, scheduled between November 20 and November 24, 2017 at the University of Lyon 1, is a combined school and workshop focusing primarily on the rich interactions between ultrafilters, topological dynamics and ergodic theory and applications to Ramsey theory. continue reading…

Andy Zucker: An ultrafilter proof of the 2-dimensional Halpern-Laüchli Theorem

Mathematical logic seminar – Jan 31 2017 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     An ultrafilter proof of the 2-dimensional Halpern-Laüchli Theorem Abstract: We will discuss the Halpern-Laüchli Theorem and provide a new proof in dimension 2. continue reading…

Andy Zucker: Ramsey degrees big and small II

Mathematical logic seminar – November 29 2016 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Ramsey degrees big and small II Abstract: We will consider various aspects of structural Ramsey theory in a countable first-order structure, leading to an investigation of several notions of largeness. continue reading…

Andy Zucker : Ramsey degrees big and small

Mathematical logic seminar – November 15 2016 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Ramsey degrees big and small Abstract: We will consider various aspects of structural Ramsey theory in a countable first-order structure, leading to an investigation of several notions of largeness. continue reading…

Andy Zucker: Topological dynamics and Devlin’s theorem

Mathematical logic seminar – October 4 2016 Time:     3:30pm – 4:30 pm Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Topological dynamics and Devlin’s theorem Abstract: If G is a topological group, a G-flow is a compact Hausdorff space X with a continuous right action a: X x G to X. continue reading…

Andy Zucker: Algebra in the Samuel compactification II

Mathematical logic seminar – April 19 2016 Time:     12:30 – 13:30 Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Algebra in the Samuel compactification II Abstract: To every topological group G we can associate its Samuel compactification (S(G), 1). continue reading…

Andy Zucker: Algebra in the Samuel compactification II

Mathematical logic seminar – April 19 2016 Time:     12:30 – 13:30 Room:     Wean Hall 8220 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Algebra in the Samuel compactification II Abstract: To every topological group G we can associate its Samuel compactification (S(G), 1). continue reading…

Andy Zucker: Universal metrizable minimal flows

Mathematical logic seminar – December 8, 2015 Time:     12:30 – 13:30 Room:     Wean Hall 7201 Speaker:         Andy Zucker Department of Mathematical Sciences CMU Title:     Universal metrizable minimal flows Abstract:     Let G be a Polish group. continue reading…