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

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…

Forcing, Large Cardinals and Descriptive Set Theory, September 1 – October 25, 2013

Forcing, Large Cardinals and Descriptive Set Theory, September 1 – October 25, 2013, at the ESI The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (Vienna). This 6-week programme at the ESI will be devoted to Large Cardinals and Forcing during September 9-27, and to Descriptive Set Theory during September 30 – October 18. continue reading…

Workshop on Iterated Forcing and Large Cardinals, November 12-16, 2012

This workshop will take place at the Fields institute, as a part of the 2012 Thematic Program on Forcing and its Applications. Organizing Committee: Michal Hrusak Saharon Shelah W. Hugh Woodin Show Schedule Monday November 12 9:00-9:50 Tadatoshi Miyamoto (Nanzan University) A study of iterating semiproper forcing 10:00-10:50 David Aspero (Technische Universitaet Wien) 10:50-11:10 Coffee Break 11:10-12:00 Ralf Schindler (WWU Münster) An axiom LUNCH 15:00-15:50 Matteo Viale (University of Torino) Absoluteness of theory of 16:10-17:00 John Krueger (University of North Texas) Forcing with Models as Side Conditions Tuesday November 13 9:00-9:50 Tadatoshi Miyamoto (Nanzan University) A study of iterating semiproper forcing 10:00-10:50 Itay Neeman (University of California, Los Angeles) Higher analogs of the proper forcing axiom 10:50-11:10 Coffee Break 11:20-12:10 Moti Gitik (Tel-Aviv University) A weak generalization of SPFA to higher cardinals. continue reading…