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Recent seminar announcements
 Joshua Brot, Mengyang Cao, David J. FernándezBretón: Finiteness classes arising from Ramseytheoretic statements in set theory without choice Michigan Logic Seminar
 Zoltán Vidnyánszky – Borel chromatic numbers: basis and antibasis results Kurt Godel Research Center
 Andrea Vaccaro: Embedding C*algebras into the Calkin algebra Toronto Set Theory Seminar
 Viera Šottová: Ideal version of selection principle S1(P,R) Prague Set Theory Seminar
 Mikołaj Krupski: The functional tightness of infinite products Toronto Set Theory Seminar
 Martin Goldstern: Higher Random Reals Israeli Logic Talks
 Otmar Spinas: Why Silver is special Toronto Set Theory Seminar
 Borisha Kuzeljevic: Pideal dichotomy and some versions of the Souslin Hypothesis Kurt Godel Research Center
 David FernándezBretón: Variations and analogs of Hindman’s theorem Carnegie Mellon Logic Seminar
 Harry Altman: Lower sets in products of wellordered sets and related WPOs Michigan Logic Seminar
Upcoming conferences
 June 25: 11th Young Set Theory Workshop, Lausanne, June 25–29, 2018
 July 2: Novi Sad Conference in Set Theory and General Topology, Novi Sad, July 25, 2018
 July 16: First Girona inner model theory conference, Girona, July 1627 2018
 July 23: Logic Colloquium 2018, Udine, July 23 – 28, 2018
 August 6: BLAST 2018, Denver, August 610, 2018
 August 22: Generalised Baire Spaces, Amsterdam, August 2224, 2018
 August 23: SetTheoretic Topology and Topological Algebra
 September 10: Set theory today, Vienna, September 1014, 2018
 September 18: Takeuti Memorial Symposium, Kobe, September 18 – 20, 2018

Talks by venue
 Barcelona Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 Boise Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 Bonn Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Bristol Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Budapest Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Carnegie Mellon Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Dartmouth Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Israeli Logic Talks (RSS)
 Kurt Godel Research Center (RSS)
 Logic Seminar in Turin (RSS)
 Michigan Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Morelia Topology and Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 New York Logic Seminars (RSS)
 NUS logic seminar (RSS)
 Prague Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 Rutgers Logic Seminar (RSS)
 Toronto Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 UC Irvine Set Theory Seminar (RSS)
 Wrocław University of Technology (RSS)
Talks by speaker
Alan Dow Alekos Kechris Aleksander Cieślak Aleksandra Kwiatkowska Alessandro Vignati Alexei Kolesnikov Andreas Blass Andrés Caicedo Andrés Villaveces Andrew BrookeTaylor Andrew Marks Andy Zucker Antonio Avilés Anush Tserunyan Ari Brodsky Arthur Apter Asaf Karagila Asger Tornquist Ashutosh Kumar Assaf Hasson Assaf Rinot Barnabas Farkas Benjamin Miller Bill Chen Bill Mitchell Boban Velickovic Borisa Kuzeljevic Brent Cody Burak Kaya Carlos Di Prisco Carlos MartinezRanero Charles Morgan Chris LambieHanson Christian Rosendal Christina Brech Clinton Conley Daisuke Ikegami Damian Sobota Dana Bartošová Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Soukup David Aspero David Chodounsky David J. Fernández Bretón David Marker David Milovich David Schrittesser Diana Ojeda Diego Alejandro Mejia Dikran Dikranjan Dilip Raghavan Dima Sinapova Dimitrios Vlitas Egbert Thümmel Erez Shochat Erin Carmody François Dorais Frank Stephan Franklin Tall Garrett Ervin Giorgio Laguzzi Gregory Cherlin Grigor Sargsyan Grzegorz Plebanek Gunter Fuchs Heike Mildenberger Hiroshi Sakai Hugh Woodin Ilijas Farah Ioannis Souldatos Isaac Goldbring István Juhász Itay Neeman James Cummings Jan Grebík Jan van Mill Jay Williams Jean Larson Jindra Zapletal Jing Zhang Joan Bagaria Joel David Hamkins John Baldwin John Clemens John Krueger John Steel Jonathan Verner Jordi LopezAbad Jörg Brendle Jose Iovino Jouko Väänänen Julien Melleray Juliette Kennedy Juris Steprans Justin Moore K. P. Hart Konstantinos Tyros Lajos Soukup Laura Fontanella Liljana Babinkostova Liuzhen Wu Luca Motto Ros Luz María García Ávila Lynn Scow Lyubomyr Zdomskyy Marcin Michalski Marcin Sabok Marion Scheepers Martin Goldstern Martin Zeman Martino Lupini Maryanthe Malliaris Masaru Kada Matteo Viale Matthew D. Foreman Melvin Fitting Menachem Kojman Menachem Magidor Merlin Carl Michael Hrusak Michal Doucha Miguel Angel Mota Miha Habic Mikhail Tkachenko Miodrag Sokic Mirna Džamonja Miyamoto Tadatoshi Monroe Eskew Moti Gitik Nadav Meir Nam Trang Natasha Dobrinen Norman Perlmutter Omer Ben Neria Omer Mermelstein Osvaldo Guzman Osvaldo Guzmán González Paul Larson Paul McKenney Peng Yinhe Peter Holy Peter Koellner Peter Koepke Peter Komjath Peter Krautzberger Petr Simon Philip Welch Philipp Lücke Philipp Schlicht Piotr BorodulinNadzieja Piotr Koszmider Radek Honzik Ralf Schindler Randall Holmes Rick Statman Robert Ralowski Robin TuckerDrob Rodrigo R. Dias Roman Kossak Saharon Shelah Sakaé Fuchino Salma Kuhlmann Samuel Coskey Sandra Müller Šárka Stejskalová Scott Cramer Scott Schneider Sean Cox Sebastien Vasey Sergei Artemov Shehzad Ahmed Simon Thomas Slawomir Solecki Spencer Unger Stefan Geschke Stevo Todorcevic Su Gao Sy David Friedman Szymon Zeberski Taras Banakh Teruyuki Yorioka Thilo Weinert Timothy Trujillo Todd Eisworth Todor Tsankov Tomek Bartoszynski Toshimichi Usuba Trevor Wilson Uri Abraham Vera Fischer Victor Torres Perez Victoria Gitman Vincenzo Dimonte Wieslaw Kubis Will Boney Wojciech Stadnicki Wolfgang Wohofsky Yair Hayut Yizheng Zhu Yurii KhomskiiCategories
Recent discussions
 GrothenDitQue: on Andrea Vaccaro: Embedding C*algebras into the Calkin algebra
 saf on Takeuti Memorial Symposium, Kobe, September 18 – 20, 2018
 saf on Set Theory, Model Theory and Applications (In memory of Mati Rubin), Eilat, April 2226, 2018
 GrothenDitQue: on Vincenzo Dimonte: The sensitive issue of iterability
 Thematic Semester on Descriptive Set Theory and Polish groups, More info  Set Theory Talks on 11th Young Set Theory Workshop, Lausanne, June 25–29, 2018
 GrothenDitQue: on Andrea Vaccaro: Embedding C*algebras into the Calkin algebra
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David Fernández Bretón earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of York University in Toronto, under the supervision of Juris Steprāns.
My main interests are Logic and Set Theory, especially Forcing and Large Cardinals (although my knowledge of the latter is not as deep as I would like), and their applications to Algebra and Analysis. I am currently working on the algebra and topology of the StoneČech compactification of groups, notably Abelian groups, and with idempotents in said compactification. I have also been interested in the Cardinal Invariants of the Continuum for a while.
In a much more informal fashion (pretty much as a hobby), I also like to look at alternative axiomatizations of set theory, such as NFU, and some (very basic) category theory. I am also interested in the Philosophy of Mathematics and in Ludwig Wittgenstein’s life and work.
Recent and upcoming talks by David J. Fernández Bretón
David J. Fernández Bretón: mathfrak p=mathfrak t, III
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: mathfrak p=mathfrak t, III
Abstract:
This is the third and last talk in the series (reasonably selfcontained for those who missed any number of previous parts). continue reading…
David J. Fernández Bretón: mathfrak p=mathfrak t, II
Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3088
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: mathfrak p=mathfrak t, II
Abstract:
This is the second in a series of (hopefully at most) three talks, and it will be reasonably selfcontained for those who missed the first part. continue reading…
David J. Fernández Bretón: mathfrak p=mathfrak t
Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3088
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: mathfrak p=mathfrak t
Abstract:
In a series of (hopefully at most) two talks, I will present the proof, due to Maryanthe Malliaris and Saharon Shelah in 2012, that the cardinal invariants p and t are equal, which constitutes an extremely important result in the theory of Cardinal Characteristics of the Continuum. continue reading…
David Fernández Bretón: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, IV
Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, IV
Abstract:
This is talk 4 out of 4. continue reading…
David J. Fernández Bretón: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, III
Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, III
Abstract:
Assuming the Continuum Hypothesis, Hindman, Leader and Strauss recently exhibited a colouring of the real line with two colours such that, for every uncountable set of reals, the collection of pairwise sums of these reals is panchromatic. continue reading…
David J. Fernández Bretón: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, II
Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, II
Abstract:
(One of the versions of) Hindman’s theorem states that, whenever we partition an infinite abelian group G in two cells, there exists an infinite subset X of G such that the set FS(X) consisting of all sums of finitely many distinct elements of X is entirely contained within one of the cells of the partition. continue reading…
David J. Fernández Bretón: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, I
Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s theorem, I
Abstract:
(One of the versions of) Hindman’s theorem states that, whenever we partition an infinite abelian group G in two cells, there exists an infinite subset X of G such that the set FS(X) consisting of all sums of finitely many distinct elements of X is entirely contained within one of the cells of the partition. continue reading…
David Fernández Bretón: Ultrafilters on the rationals generated by perfect sets
Place: Fields Institute (Room 210)
Date: June 17th, 2016 (13:3015:00)
Speaker: David Fernandez Bretón
Title: Ultrafilters on the rationals generated by perfect sets
Abstract: In a 1992 paper, van Douwen defined what he calls a
“gruff ultrafilter”: an ultrafilter on the rational numbers which
is generated by perfect (this is, closed and crowded) sets; and
asked whether these ultrafilters exist, providing in the same
paper a proof that they do if cov(M)=c. continue reading…
David Fernández Bretón: d=c implies that there are gruff ultrafilters
Thursday, February 25, 4:005:30 PM at CC Little 2502 (note the nonstandard building/room!!!)
I will show a proof of the statement in the title. Recall that a gruff ultrafilter was defined by van Douwen to be an ultrafilter on the rational numbers with a base of perfect subsets (where perfect means both closed (in the topology inherited from the usual Euclidean one from the reals) and crowded (without isolated points)). continue reading…