Born 23 April 1955. William Hugh Woodin is an American mathematician and set theorist at Harvard University. He has made many notable contributions to the theory of inner models and determinacy. Woodin now predicts that there should be a way of constructing an inner model for almost all known large cardinals, which he calls the Ultimate L and which would have similar properties as Gödel’s constructible universe. In particular, the Continuum Hypothesis would be true in this universe


Recent and upcoming talks by Hugh Woodin

1st Maxico-USA Logic Fest, Mexico City, January 10 – 13, 2018

The First Mexico-USA Logic Fest brings together logicians of the two countries, Mexico and the United States, and worldwide friends in order to join forces in research by exchanging ideas, creating graduate student exchange networks and otherwise collaborating. continue reading…

On the Infinite, Paris, October 18 – 21, 2017

On the Infinite An Interdisciplinary Symposium October 18 – October 21, 2017 Infinity: the break in the horizon, the “what cannot be counted”, boundless, bottomless, eternal, illimitable and absolute. The infinite encloses physical space; the infinite holds time within itself. continue reading…

MAMLS at VCU, April 1-2, 2017

MAMLS at VCU will be a gathering of set theorists working on large cardinals, inner models, forcing and relative consistency results, sponsored by the NSF and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University. continue reading…

A conference on the occasion of Jensen’s 80th birthday, Münster, Aug 02–04, 2017

  Set theory conference   A conference on the occasion of Ronald B. Jensen‘s 80th birthday   Institut für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung, WWU Münster   Aug 02–Aug 04, 2017 Organizers: Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem), Ralf Schindler (Münster), John Steel (Berkeley), W. continue reading…

Large Cardinals and Strong Logics: September 5 through December 16

Dear colleague, We would like to inform you about the forthcoming CRM Intensive Research Program on Large Cardinals and Strong Logics, to be held from September 5 to December 16, 2016. continue reading…

Menachem Magidor 70th Birthday Conference, Jerusalem, February 17-19 2016

Menachem Magidor 70th Birthday Conference The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, February 17-19 2016 Reigstration is now open! Invited speakers: Artur Apter (CUNY) Joan Bagaria (ICREA & UB) James Cummings (CMU) Mirna Dzamonja (UEA) Ilijas Farah (York) Matthew Foreman (UCI) Moti Gitik (TAU) Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki) Peter Koepke (Bonn) Jean Larson (UFL) Bill Mitchell (UFL) Ralf Schindler (Münster) Saharon Shelah (HUJI) Dima Sinapova (UIC) John Steel (Berkeley) Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki & ILLC) Boban Velickovic (Paris 7) Matteo Viale (Torino) Philip Welch (Bristol) Hugh Woodin (Harvard) Organizers: Laura Fontanella Itay Kaplan Asaf Karagila Assaf Rinot continue reading…

8th Young Set Theory Workshop, Jerusalem, October 25-30, 2015

The 8th Young Set Theory Workshop will take place October 25-30 2015, at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. (see poster,  booklet, and Group picture) 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…

Arthur Apter & Moti Gitik’s 60th birthday meeting, CMU, May 30-31 2015

There will be a meeting at CMU May 30-31 2015 in honour of Arthur Apter and Moti  Gitik. Speakers: Omer Ben-Neria Joel Hamkins Peter Koepke Menachem Magidor (canceled) Bill Mitchell Assaf Rinot Ralf-Dieter Schindler Dima Sinapova Hugh Woodin Timetable Saturday 30 May 8:45-9:30: Refreshments (Wean Hall 6220) 9:30-10:15: Assaf Rinot, “Putting a diamond inside the square”. continue reading…

2nd Arctic Set Theory Workshop, February 12-17, 2015

This international workshop on the latest developments in set theory will be held in the Kilpisjärvi Research Center of the University of Helsinki, during February 12-17, 2015. A group of leading mathematical logicians, together with younger researchers, from Finland, USA, Israel, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Greece, China, and Austria will meet in this unique location to make progress on the hardest questions of set theory today. continue reading…

Meeting in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday, March 27-29, 2015

Conference in Honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th Birthday The meeting in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday will be held on March 27-29, 2015, at Harvard University. Conference Schedule Friday, March 27, 2015. continue reading…