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

IMS Graduate Summer School in Logic, 23 June – 4 July 2014

The IMS Graduate Summer School in Logic is jointly organized and funded by the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS) and the Department of Mathematics of the National University of Singapore. The Summer School bridges the gap between a general graduate education in mathematical logic and the specific preparation necessary to do research on problems of current interest in the subject. continue reading…

Conference celebrating Philip Welch’s 60th Birthday, March 22 – 23, 2014

Conference celebrating Philip Welch’s 60th Birthday 22 March 2014 to 23 March 2014 Organisers: Kentaro Fujimoto, Leon Horsten Description A two day conference will be held to celebrate the work of Philip Welch on his 60th birthday. continue reading…

Inner Model Theory events in California, June, 2014

Descriptive Inner Model Theory 2-6 Jun 2014 Palo Alto CA, U.S.A. The AIM at Palo Alto will host a workshop on descriptive inner model theory, June 02-06, 2014, organized by R. continue reading…

Mostowski 100, October 11-13, 2013

The Andrzej Mostowski Centenary Conference will take place at the University of Warsaw on 11-13 October 2013. Here is the list of speakers. Heritage track Mikołaj Bojańczyk, University of Warsaw. Computation in Sets With Atoms. continue reading…

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts, April 3–5, 2013

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, April 3–5, 2013 Lectures by and conversations among twenty-five leading figures from mathematics, art, art history, philosophy, and architecture together with screenings of artist’s films by Andy Goldsworthy (New York premiere), David Hammons, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman. continue reading…

Arctic Set Theory Workshop, February 1-5, 2013

This international workshop on the latest developments in set theory, including set theoretic model theory and constructive set theory, will be held in the Kilpisjärvi Research Center of the University of Helsinki, during February 1-5, 2013. continue reading…

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 Tutorials: 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. continue reading…

Appalachian Set Theory workshop: Hugh Woodin

Hugh Woodin will be giving a workshop at Cornell on April 7, 2012. The title of the talk is “The HOD dichotomy”. See the web site for the talk here: http://www.math.cmu.edu/~eschimme/Appalachian/Woodin.html continue reading…

2011 CMS Winter Meeting, December 10 – 12, 2011

Saturday December 10 10:00 – 10:25 Slawomir Solecki 10:30 – 10:55 Aleksandra Kwiatkowska 11:00 – 11:25 Samuel Coskey 14:00 – 14:25 Martin Zeman 14:30 – 14:55 Grigor Sargsyan 16:00 – 16:25 James Cummings 16:30 – 16:55 Dima Sinapova 17:00 – 17:25 John Krueger Sunday December 11 8:30 – 8:55 Claude Laflamme 9:00 – 9:25 Assaf Rinot 9:30 – 9:55 Juris Steprans 14:00 – 14:25 Asger Tornquist 16:00 – 16:25 Itay Neeman 16:30 – 16:55 Sean Cox 17:00 – 17:25 Justin Moore Additional two events for Friday, December 9th: ** 9am-12pm: CMS meeting mini course Bahen, room 1240 Speaker: Dima Sinapova (Irvine) Tittle: Large cardinals and Prikry type forcing (outline attached) ** 1:30pm-3pm: Toronto set theory seminar Fields, room 210 Speaker: Hugh Woodin (Berkeley) Title: The HOD Conjecture Sinapova minicourse outline.pdf continue reading…

Rutgers MAMLS Conference, October 22-23, 2011

Rutgers MAMLS Conference. October 22-23, 2011, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Fall 2011 MAMLS Meeting will be dedicated to the memory of Greg Hjorth. The invited speakers include S. Gao, A. continue reading…