A 2-week summer school will take place at UC Irvine from Aug. 14 – 25, 2017. The topic of the school will be classification problems in ergodic theory. Lectures will be given by Peter Burton
, Matt Foreman
, and Brandon Seward
- The first week will treat positive classification results and associated tools. We will primarily focus on entropy theory, starting with the classical entropy theory for actions of countable amenable groups and ending with the quite recent developments of entropy theory for actions of countable non-amenable groups (in particular sofic groups).
- The second week will be concerned with anti-classification results: results showing that classifications are not possible with countable resources. We begin with a review of naive descriptive set theory and then discuss classification in this framework. We proceed to show that the classification problem is not solvable for Z-actions, even of real analytic diffeomorphisms of the torus. Finally, we place the classification problems in the hierarchy of analytic equivalence relations under Borel reducibility.
The deadline for applications is May 15, however late applications will still be considered on a case-by-case basis. Funding is available for US citizens and permanent residents (per grant restrictions). More information can be found here:
SGSLPS 2017 Spring meeting on “Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations”
Université de Lausanne (Unil), Amphipôle, Room 340
29 May 2017, 10:30 – 17:00
The SGSLPS 2017 Spring meeting on “Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations” will feature four hour-long talks by leading experts in the field. The first talk will be introductory and will aim at a general audience.
- Andrew Brooke-Taylor (University of Leeds, Leeds)
- Raphaël Carroy (Kurt Gödel Research Centre, Vienna)
- Julien Melleray (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon)
- Luca Motto Ros (Università di Torino, Turin
About the subject:
Classification has always been a central theme in mathematics. The study of Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations deals with the classification of points of standard Borel spaces up to equivalence relations by explicit, or Borel, mappings between such spaces.
This idea gives rise to a notion of complexity of equivalence relations, and tools from Descriptive Set Theory are used to compare such relations and measure their complexities.
The SGSLPS 2017 Spring meeting is organised by the Swiss Graduate Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, SGSLPS
, with funding by the Swiss Academy of Sciences
The Swiss Graduate Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SGSLPS) is an association of advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a distinctive interest in the large domains of logic and philosophy of science
For more information, visit: http://sgslps.ch/upcoming
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 4 to 5:30pm
East Hall, room 3096
Speaker: David J. Fernández Bretón (University of Michigan)
Title: mathfrak p=mathfrak t, III
This is the third and last talk in the series (reasonably self-contained for those who missed any number of previous parts). I will continue to present the proof, due to Maryanthe Malliaris and Saharon Shelah in 2012, that the cardinal invariants p and t are equal, which constitutes an extremely important result in the theory of Cardinal Characteristics of the Continuum.
Albion College, Mathematics Colloquium
April 13, 2017, 3:30 PM
Location: Palenske 227
Speaker: Andrés Eduardo Caicedo
(Associate Editor, Mathematical Reviews, Ann Arbor, MI)
Title: Ramsey theory and small countable ordinals
Abstract: I present a brief overview of classical Ramsey theory, and discuss some extensions in the context of small infinite ordinals.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 17:15
Wrocław University of Technology, 215 D-1
Speaker: Aleksander Cieślak (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Title: Indestructible tower
Following the Kunen’s construction of m.a.d. family which is indestructible over adding $\omega_2$ Cohen reals we provide analogous construction for indestructibe tower.
Place: Fields Institute (Room 210)
Date: April 7, 2017 (14:15-15:00)
Speaker: Francisco Guevara Parra
Title: An application of the the Ultra-Ellentuck theorem
Abstract: We will use the Ultra-Ellentuck theorem to construct countable
local $\pi$-bases in a given sequential-definable topology on $\omega$
that is $p^+$ (or $\alpha_4$ if we replace sequential by Frechet).
Place: Fields Institute (Room 210)
Date: April 7, 2017 (13:30-14:15)
Speaker: Yuan Yuan Zheng, University of Toronto
Title: The Ehrenfeucht Game
Abstract: The Ehrenfeucht Game is interesting in its own right as a game.
It was originally a method given by Roland Fraïssé to verify elementarily
equivalence. It was reformulated as a game by Andrzej Ehrenfeucht. We will
define the game, see how it plays a role in deciding whether a property is
first order expressible, and give a vague idea of how it relates to the
BIU seminar in Set Theory
On 20/04/2017, 10-12, Building 604, Room 103
Speaker: Thilo Weinert
Title: Partitioning pairs of sigma-scattered linear orders
Abstract. We are going to continue the analysis of generalised scattered orders, proving the result described towards the end of Chris Lambie-Hanson’s talk. This states that consistently, for every sigma-scattered linear ordering there is a colouring of its pairs in black & white such that every triple contains a white pair and every copy of one of the following order-types contains a black pair:
- omega_1 * (omega * omega^*)^omega
- omega_1^* * (omega * omega^*)^omega
- (omega * omega^*)^omega * omega_1
- (omega * omega^*)^omega * omega_1^*
This generalises a 46-year-old Theorem of Erdős & Rado about ordinals. A sufficient hypothesis implying this theorem is the existence of a colouring of the pairs of omega_1 * omega in black & white such that every triple contains a black pair and every subset of full order-type contains a white one. Time permitting we may present a proof that stick = b = Aleph_1 implies the existence of such a colouring. Here b is the unbounding number and stick = Aleph_1 is a weakening of the club principle which was considered by Baumgartner 41 years ago, named by Broverman, Ginsburg, Kunen & Tall two years thereafter and twenty years ago reconsidered as a cardinal characteristic by Fuchino, Shelah & Soukup.
Forcing Seminar (Tel-Aviv University)
Tuesday, 4/Apr/2017, 9-11.
Room 007, Schriber building, Tel-Aviv University.
Speaker: Assaf Rinot
Title: Distributive Aronszajn trees
Abstract: We address a conjecture asserting that, assuming GCH, for every singular cardinal $\lambda$, if there exists a $\lambda^+$-Aronszajn tree, then there exists one which is moreover $\lambda$-distributive.