Ilijas Farah is a professor of mathematics at York University.
He is interested in Applications of logic to operator algebras.

He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from University of Toronto.

Personal website

(the list below only covers Farah’s talks in set theory)


Recent and upcoming talks by Ilijas Farah

11th Young Set Theory Workshop, Lausanne, June 25–29, 2018

The aims of the Young Set Theory workshops are to bring together young researchers in the domain of set theory and give them the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in a friendly environment. continue reading…

Simon Thomas: the first 60 years, Rutgers, September 15-17, 2017

The conference Simon Thomas: the first 60 years will take place this September 15–17 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. List of speakers Clinton Conley Ilijas Farah Matt Foreman Alekos Kechris Justin Moore Andrew Marks Itay Neeman Anush Tserunyan Robin Tucker-Drob Saharon Shelah Hugh Woodin (canceled) Organizer Grigor Sargsyan Schedule. continue reading…

Ilijas Farah: A consistent failure Glimm’s theorem for nonseparable C*-algebras

Place: Fields Institute (Room 210) Date: June 24th, 2016 (13:30-15:00) Speaker: Ilijas Farah Title: A consistent failure Glimm’s theorem for nonseparable C*-algebras Abstract: A remarkable 1960 result of J. Glimm provides a sharp dichotomy for the representation theory of separable C*-algebras. continue reading…

High and low forcing, San Jose, Jan 11 – 15, 2016

High and low forcing January 11 to January 15, 2016 at the American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California organized by Itay Neeman and Dima Sinapova This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, is devoted to new methods of forcing, in infinitary combinatorics, and in connection with axioms about the real line. continue reading…

Ilijas Farah: Recent progress on Naimark’s problem

Friday Set Theory Seminar (HUJI) We shall meet this Friday (May 15th) in the Hebrew University math department building in Room 110, at 10 am. Speaker: Ilijas Farah (York) Title: Recent progress on Naimark’s problem Abstract: In 2004 Akemann and Weaver used diamond on omega_1 to solve a long-standing Naimark’s problem about representations of C*-algebras (all definitions and intuition will be provided). continue reading…

Ilijas Farah: Recent applications of logic to operator algebras

Ben-Gurion University, 3 talks series by Ilijas Farah. Part 1: Naimark’s problem. Thursday, May 7th, at 15:00. Part 2: Automorphisms of the Calkin algebra. Monday, May 11th, at 14:00. Part 3: Relative commutants. continue reading…

Logic Colloquium 2015, August 3-8, 2015

The annual European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Logic Colloquium 2015 (LC 2015), will be organized in Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015. Logic Colloquium 2015 is co-located with the 15th Conference of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, CLMPS 2015, and with the SLS Summer School in Logic. continue reading…

Ilijas Farah: Omitting types in logic of metric structures is hard

Fields Institute, Room 210 Friday 03 October 2014 13:30- 15:00 Speaker: Ilijas Farah. Title: Omitting types in logic of metric structures is hard Abstract:  One of the important tools for building models with prescribed second-order properties is the omitting types theorem. continue reading…

Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar, October 25-26, 2014

Rutgers Logic Conference 2014 The Fall 2014 Rutgers Logic Meeting will take place at Rutgers University on October 25-26, 2014. The invited speakers are Ilijas Farah, Andrew Marks, Justin Moore, Saharon Shelah, Dima Sinapova, and Nam Trang. continue reading…

Ilijas Farah: Necessary applications of set theory to operator algebras

Mathematics Colloquium, Hebrew University Thursday, 21/Nov/2013, 14:30 Speaker: Ilijas Farah Title: Necessary applications of set theory to operator algebras Abstract: Connections between set theory and operator algebras in the past century were few and sparse, although von Neumann was an important figure in the early history of both areas and some key mid-century developments in descriptive set theory occurred within an operator-algebraic context in the work of Mackey, Glimm, and Effros. continue reading…