Recent and upcoming talks by Simon Thomas

Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras, Nashville, May 5–11, 2017

Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 5 – May 11, 2017 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA http://my.vanderbilt.edu/ncgoa17 The Fifteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras will take place at Vanderbilt University from May 5 to May 11, 2017, under the direction of Jesse Peterson. continue reading…

BEST 2016 slides

The 23rd BEST conference was held June 15–16 in San Diego, CA. Shehzad Ahmed – Jonsson cardinals and pcf theory Liljana Babinkostova – A weakening of the closure operator Kyle Beserra – On the conjugacy problem for automorphisms of countable regular trees Erin Carmody – Killing them softly William Chan – Every analytic equivalence relation with all Borel classes is Borel somewhere John Clemens – Relative primeness of equivalence relations Paul Corazza – The axiom of infinity, quantum field theory, and large cardinals Cody Dance – Indiscernibles for $L[T_2,x]$ Natasha Dobrinen – Ramsey spaces coding universal triangle-free graphs and applications to Ramsey degrees Paul Ellis – A Borel amalgamation property Monroe Eskew – Rigid ideals Daniel Hathaway – Disjoint Borel functions Jared Holshouser – Partition properties for non-ordinal sets under the axiom of determinacy Paul McKenney – Automorphisms of $\mathcal P(\lambda)/\mathcal I_\kappa Kaethe Minden – Subcomplete forcing and trees Daniel Soukup – Orientations of graphs with uncountable chromatic number Simon Thomas – The isomorphism and bi-embeddability relations for finitely generated groups Douglas Ulrich – A new notion of cardinality for countable first order theories Kameryn Williams – Minimal models of Kelley-Morse set theory Martin Zeman – Master conditions from huge embeddings continue reading…

23rd Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory, June 15-16, 2016

BOISE EXTRAVAGANZA IN SET THEORY (BEST) – ANNOUNCEMENT 1. Conference Website: http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/ DATE: June 15 – 16, 2016 WHERE: University of San Diego The 23-rd annual meeting of BEST will be hosted at the University of San Diego as a symposium of the 97th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Division (AAAS-PD). continue reading…

Logic, Dynamics, and Their Interactions II, June 2 – 6, 2014

Logic, Dynamics, and Their Interactions II June 2 – 6, 2014 University of North Texas Denton, TX Registration is now open!  Click here to register online.  Speakers will talk on descriptive set theory, ergodic theory, dynamical systems, and other related topics. continue reading…

02/Mar/2014: Grigor Sargsyan and Simon Thomas

All talks are in Hill DST Seminar at 3:20 Room 525 Monday 02/03 — Grigor Sargsyan (Rutgers) Title: Stability and Morley rank I Logic Seminar at 5:00 Room 705 Monday 02/03 — Simon Thomas (Rutgers) Title: Invariant random subgroups of locally finite groups II continue reading…

27/Jan/2014: Greg Cherlin, Simon Thomas

All talks are in Hill DST Seminar at 3:20 Room 525 Monday 01/27 —- Greg Cherlin (Rutgers) Title: Zilber’s conjecture on strongly minimal set Logic Seminar at 5:00 Room 705 Monday 01/27 — Simon Thomas (Rutgers) Title: Invariant random subgroups of locally finite groups continue reading…

7th Young Set Theory Workshop, May 12-16, 2014

This year, the workshop wil take place in Poland. 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…

Rutgers Logic Seminar, September 9, 2013

Rutgers Logic Seminars Fall 2013 The Rutgers Logic Seminars begin on Monday September 9th. Please note the change of room for the Descriptive Set Theory Seminar. Descriptive Set Theory Seminar Hill 525 3:20 pm Monday September 9th Simon Thomas and Burak Kaya, Rutgers University An introduction to the theory of costs Rutgers Logic Seminar Hill 705 5:00 pm Monday September 9th Grigor Sargsyan, Rutgers University When the cat’s away … continue reading…

6/May/2013: Burak Kaya and Simon Thomas

Rutgers Logic Seminars Spring 2013 Descriptive Set Theory Seminar Hill 423 Monday May 6th, 3:20-4:40 pm Burak Kaya, Rutgers Totally nonfree actions Rutgers Logic Seminar Hill 423 Monday May 6th, 5:00-6:20 pm Simon Thomas, Rutgers Isomorphism and bi-embeddability of Kazhdan groups continue reading…

6/May/2013: Burak Kaya, and Simon Thomas

Rutgers Logic Seminars Spring 2013 Descriptive Set Theory Seminar Hill 423 Monday May 6th, 3:20-4:40 pm Burak Kaya, Rutgers Totally nonfree actions Rutgers Logic Seminar Hill 423 Monday May 6th, 5:00-6:20 pm Simon Thomas, Rutgers Isomorphism and bi-embeddability of Kazhdan groups continue reading…