Iian Smythe: Generic pure states

Place: Fields Institute (Room 210)

Date: November 11, 2016 (13:00-14:00)

Speaker: Iian Smythe, Cornell University

Title: Generic pure states

Abstract: Using their theory of “quantum filters”, Farah and Weaver showed that a sufficiently generic filter for the projections in the Calkin algebra produces a pathological pure state. In particular, this generic pure state is not pure when restricted to any atomic maximal abelian self adjoint subalgebra, and is thus a counterexample to a conjecture of Anderson. Using Ramsey-theoretic techniques, we give sufficient conditions for filters of projections to yield counterexample to Anderson’s conjecture, and under large cardinal hypotheses, to be generic over the inner model L(R).

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