Matteo Viale works in Torino University. His field of specialization is set theory.

His current researches focus on forcing axioms, currently one of the main topics of this field. These axioms are strong combinatorial principles which settle almost all classical undecidable problems of set theory. They also have some unexpected applications in other fields of mathematics.

A question that drives his current interests is to try to understand why this is the case.
Previously he centered his researches on the singular cardinal combinatorics in models of strong forcing axioms.

He completed his doctoral studies in Paris in 2006 under the direction of Prof. Velickovic. Subsequently he was offered a three years post-doc position in Vienna University, which he held in 2007 and 2008.
Since 2008 he works as a tenure track researcher in mathematical logic in Torino university.

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Recent and upcoming talks by Matteo Viale

Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing, Norwich, November 2-6 2015

Satellite Workshop 2nd November 2015 to 6th November 2015 Held at the University of East Anglia Norwich, UK Organisers: David Aspero (University of East Anglia), Joan Bagaria (Universitat de Barcelona), Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia), Benedikt Loewe (Universität Hamburg) Workshop Theme Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing Forcing, and especially iterated forcing, is an extremely fruitful technique for proving that certain statements in mathematics are independent from ZFC, or some other base set theory. continue reading…

Matteo Viale: Well Behaving Category Forcings

Friday Set Theory Seminar (HUJI) We shall meet next Friday (July 10th) in the Hebrew University math department building in Room 110, at 10 am. Speaker: Matteo Viale (UNITO) Title: Well Behaving Category Forcings Abstract: We isolate and study certain nice properties for classes of forcings  : that of being $\kappa$-iterable (property A), that of being $\Pi^1_1$-persistent at $\kappa$ (property B), and that of having the strong freezeability property (property C).. continue reading…

Forcing and its applications: Retrospective Workshop, March 29 – April 2, 2015

The meeting will take place at the Field Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto. About In the years 1963-1964, Paul Cohen developed the method of forcing in order to settle Cantor’s Continuum Problem.  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…

Inner and Outer Model Theory, July 6-7, 2014

Inner and Outer Model Theory This workshop will take place at the University of Bristol on July 6th and 7th, 2014. It will focus on the structure of forcing extensions, in particular fine structure-like properties, as well as inner model theory. continue reading…

Set Theory Workshop in Freiburg, June 10 – 13, 2014

Set Theory Workshop in Freiburg at FRIAS and the Mathematical Institute of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität June 10 – 13, 2014 About recent topics in set theory Speakers include Alessandro Andretta, Turin Andreas Blass, Ann Arbor Natasha Dobrinen, Denver Mirna Džamonja, Norwich Vera Fischer, Vienna Sy-David Friedman, Vienna Martin Goldstern, Vienna Menachem Kojman, Beer Sheva Péter Komjáth, Budapest Giorgio Laguzzi, Hamburg Adrian Mathias, La Réunion Menachem Magidor, Jerusalem Janusz Pawlikowski, Wrocław Lajos Soukup, Budapest Stevo Todorčević, Paris and Toronto Boban Veličković, Paris Matteo Viale, Turin Philip Welch, Bristol Lyubomyr Zdomskyy, Vienna Organisers: Heike Mildenberger, Freiburg  Luca Motto Ros, Freiburg continue reading…

16th Latin American Symposium on Mathematical Logic, July 28 – August 1, 2014

XVI SLALM (Latin American Symposium in Mathematical Logic) Plenary Speakers Boris Zilber (University of Oxford, England) Stevo Todorcievic (University of Toronto, Canada) Lev Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia) Verónica Becher (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) Oswaldo Chateubriand (Pontificia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) Peter Jipsen (Chapman University, USA) Tutorials Set Theory: Menachem Magidor (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Computability Theory: Antonio Montalbán (University of California, Berkeley, USA) Model Theory: Kobi Peterzil (Haifa University, Israel) Non Classical Logics. continue reading…

2014 Winter School, Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2014

www.winterschool.eu Hejnice, Czech Republic, 25/Jan/2014 — 1/Feb/2014 Tutorial Speakers: A. Aviles J. Nešetřil D. Raghavan M. Viale The price for the conference is 300 EUR and this covers all expenses including the bus from Prague to Hejnice and back. 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…

2013 North American Annual ASL Meeting, May 8 – 11, 2013

2013 ASL North American Annual Meeting Waterloo, Ontario, Canada May 8–May 11, 2013 The invited speakers include: U. Andrews, M. Aschenbrenner, R. Blute, D. Kerr, C. McLarty, D. Sinapova, T. Slaman, M. continue reading…