Miguel Angel Mota got in 2009 a Doctorate in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics under the supervision of David Asperó and Joan Bagaria. For his dissertation, he was awarded with the Premi extraordinari de doctorat of the University of Barcelona.

From October 2009 to June 2012 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kurt Gödel Research Center of the University of Vienna. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute.

He is specially interested in models of fragments of PFA where the continuum is larger than the second uncountable cardinal.


Recent and upcoming talks by Miguel Angel Mota

Miguel Angel Mota: Measuring together with the continuum large

Place: TBD Date: July 15th , 2016 (13:30-15:00) Speaker: Miguel Angel Mota Title: Measuring together with the continuum large Abstract:  Measuring, as defined by Justin Moore, says that for every sequence $(C(\delta))_{\delta<\omega_1}$ with each $C(\delta)$ being a closed subset of $\delta$ there is a club $C\subseteq\omega_1$ such that for every $\delta \in C$, a tail of $C\cap\delta $ is either contained in or disjoint from $C(\delta)$. continue reading…

Miguel Angel Mota Gaytán: Baumgartner’s Conjecture and Bounded Forcing Axioms (Part II)

Miguel Angel Mota Gaytán: Baumgartner’s Conjecture and Bounded Forcing Axioms (Part I) Abstract: Using some variants of weak club guessing we separate some fragments of the proper forcing axiom: we show that for every two indecomposable ordinals α<β, the forcing axiom for the class of all the β-proper posets does not imply the bounded forcing axiom for the class of all the α-proper posets. continue reading…

Miguel Angel Mota Gaytán: Baumgartner’s Conjecture and Bounded Forcing Axioms (Part I)

Abstract: Using some variants of weak club guessing we separate some fragments of the proper forcing axiom: we show that for every two indecomposable ordinals $\alpha < \beta$, the forcing axiom for the class of all the $\beta$-proper posets does not imply the bounded forcing axiom for the class of all the $\alpha$-proper posets. 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…

5th European Set Theory Conference, August 24 – 28, 2015

The 5th European Set Theory Conference (5ESTC) is the fifth meeting in a series of biannual meetings coordinated by the European Set Theory Society. Earlier meetings were held in Bedlewo (1ESTC, July 2007 and 2ESTC, July 2009), Edinburgh (3ESTC, July 2011) and Mon St. continue reading…

Miguel Angel Mota: Instantiations of Club Guessing. Part I

09/August/2013, 13:30-15:00 Fields Institute, Room 210 Speaker:  Miguel Angel Mota Title: Instantiations of Club Guessing. Part I Abstract: We build a model where Weak Club Guessing fails, $\mho$ holds and the continuum is larger than the second uncountable cardinal. continue reading…

Miguel Angel Mota: On a question of Abraham and Cummings

15/March/2013, 13:30–15:00 Fields institute,Room 210 Speaker: Miguel Angel Mota Title: On a question of Abraham and Cummings Abstract: The technique of ensuring properness of a given forcing notion by incorporating elementary substructures of some large enough model into its definition as side conditions may be traced back to Todorcevic. continue reading…

Axiomatic approaches to forcing techniques in set theory, November 3-8, 2013

The Banff International Research Station will host the “Axiomatic approaches to forcing techniques in set theory” workshop from November 3rd to November 8th, 2013. The focus of this program is on forcing axioms and their applications within mathematics. continue reading…

2013 North American Annual ASL Meeting, May 8 – 11, 2013

2013 ASL North American Annual Meeting Waterloo, Ontario, Canada May 8–May 11, 2013 The invited speakers include: U. Andrews, M. Aschenbrenner, R. Blute, D. Kerr, C. McLarty, D. Sinapova, T. Slaman, M. continue reading…

Miguel Angel Mota: Forcing consequences of PFA together with the continuum large

Friday, July 27 at 1:30pm Fields institute, Room 210 Speaker: Miguel Angel Mota (Fields) Title: Forcing consequences of PFA together with the continuum large Abstract: We develop a new method for building forcing iterations with symmetric systems of structures as side conditions. continue reading…