Brent Cody received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the City University of New York Graduate Center under Joel David Hamkins. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto.

Cody’s work has mostly been on forcing various behaviors of the continuum function while preserving large cardinals. In particular, Cody extended Woodin’s method of surgically modifying a generic filter to the case of partially supercompact cardinals. He has also done some joint work with Arthur Apter on consecutive singular cardinals in choiceless models of set theory.

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Recent and upcoming talks by Brent Cody

Graduate Summer School in Set Theory (Irvine), July 6 – 17, 2015

There will be a summer school for graduate students in set theory from July 6 through July 17, 2015, at the University of California, Irvine. The summer school is supported by NSF Grant DMS-1044150. 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…

Brent Cody: Easton’s Theorem for Woodin cardinals

Friday, July 06 at 1:30pm Fields institute, Stewart library Speaker: Brent Cody (Fields) Title: Easton’s Theorem for Woodin cardinals Abstract: Easton proved that the continuum function $\kappa\mapsto 2^\kappa$ on regular cardinals can be forced to behave in any way that is consistent with Konig’s Theorem ($\kappa<cf(2^\kappa)$) and monotonicity ($\kappa<\lambda$ implies $2^\kappa\leq 2^\lambda$). continue reading…

This Week in Logic at CUNY

  Models of Peano Arithmetic Monday, March 12, 2012 7:00 pm Room 4214-03 Professor Alfred Dolich (Kingsborough Community College) The D’Auquino Knight Starchenko Theorem   Computational Logic Seminar Time 2:00 – 4:00 PM, March 13, Room 3209. continue reading…

Rutgers Logic Seminar

Rutgers Logic Seminars Fall 2011 Room 705, Hill Center Descriptive Set Theory Seminar Monday Nov 14th, 3:20-4:40 pm Jay Williams, Rutgers Borel equivalence relations III Rutgers Logic Seminar Monday Nov 14th, 5:00-6:20 pm Brent Cody, CUNY Large cardinals and the continuum function continue reading…