4th European Set Theory Conference, July 15 – 18, 2013

The 4th European Set Theory Conference will be held in
Mon St Benet, near Barcelona, on 15-18 July 2013.

Mostowski lecture:

  • Adam Krawczyk (Warsaw): Andrzej Mostowski Centenary.

Hausdorff Medal lecture:

  • Hugh Woodin


  • Moti Gitik (Tel Aviv): Forcing and cardinal arithmetic

Plenary lectures:

  • Laura Fontanella
  • Menachem Magidor
  • Michael Rathjen
  • John Steel
  • Philip Welch

Invited lectures:

  • Alessandro Andretta: The density point property.
  • Ali Enayat: Self-embeddings of models of set theory.
  • Marcin Sabok: Canonical Ramsey theory on Polish spaces.
  • Wieslaw Kubis: Homogeneous structures of arbitrarily large cardinality.
  • Yurii Khomskii: Cichon’s diagram and regularity properties.
  • Grigor Sargsyan: Some applications of core model induction.
  • Menachem Kojman: Splitting families in ZFC.
  • Natasha Dobrinen: General framework for topological Ramsey spaces and ultrafilters with partition properties.

Contributed talks:

  • Andrew Brooke-Taylor: Evasion of large cardinals.
  • Jean Larson: Counting G-tops, preliminary report.
  • Luz María García Ávila: A forcing notion related to Hindman’s theorem.
  • Jan Stary: Compactness of the order-sequential topology.
  • Zoltan Vidnyanszki: Borel hull’s of Haar null sets.
  • Barnabas Farkas: Representations of ideals in Banach spaces.
  • Wojciech Stadnicki: CPA and the Mathias model.
  • David Schrittesser: Consistency of the Lebesgue measurability sets of reals definable from countable sequences of ordinals.
  • Liuzhen Wu: P-ideal dichotomy and non-threadable coherent sequence.
  • Maciej Malicki: Non-locally compact abelian groups and orbit equivalence relations.
  • Michal Doucha: Canonization of analytic equivalences on the Carlson-Simpson forcing.
  • Philip Schlicht: Generalized Choquet spaces and groups.
  • Matteo Viale: Generic absoluteness for strong forcing axioms.
  • Ryszard Frankiewicz: A Hindman-like theorem with applications.
  • David Asperó: Long reals.
  • Basil Smith: Elemental theory of relations.
  • Adrian Mathias: Flutters and chameleons.
  • Piotr Zakrzewski: Remarks on invariants ccc $\sigma$-ideals on 2^N.
  • David Chodounsky: Hausdorff towers and gaps.
  • Will Boney: Large cardinal and abstract elementary classes.
  • Janusz Pawlikowski: A characterization of $\Sigma_1^2$ sets.
  • Aleksander Blaszczyk: P_{\lambda}-sets and skeletal mappings.
  • Charles Morgan: Generalized Borel reducibility and gap cohomology.
  • Philipp Lücke: Specializing Aronszajn trees and square sequences by forcing.
  • Vincenzo Dimonte: Very large cardinals and the power function.

Round table on the future of set theory:

An open discussion with all the ESTC participants.


Please consider submitting an abstract for a talk (20 min or 50 min) to the Fourth European Set Theory Conference (http://estcongress.org). The deadline is April 15, 2013. Eight 50 min talks will be selected from the submissions, as well as a larger number of 20 min talks.

Registration fees

Regular: 250 euros.
Shared room: 200 euros.

The registration fee covers lodging (4 nights, 14th to 17th July) and meals during the Conference (dinner on the 14th, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 15th to the 17th, and breakfast and lunch on the 18th).

Travel grantsJunior people from Eastern Europe and less-developed countries may apply for a grant that will cover the registration fee, lodging and meals.
To apply for a grant, please send a CV together with a letter of recommendation to 4thESTC@gmail.com as soon as possible.Online registration is currently open at http://estcongress.org/

Program Committee:


  • Joan Bagaria (Catalonia)
  • Mirna Džamonja (United Kingdom)
  • Jouko Väänänen (Finland)

Local Organising Committee:

  • Joan Bagaria (Chair)
  • Luz Maria García Ávila
  • Salvador Mancilla
  • David Virgili


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