Time: Tuesdays 3pm to 4:50pm.
Place: MS 5137.
Contact: Itay Neeman.
Office: MS 6334.
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:20pm, and by appointment.
The topic for the seminar is forcing. For background on
the subject see Math
223S in spring 2011. Topics for the quarter include Prikry forcing,
forcing to violate the singular cardinals hypothesis, Laver's forcing
for the consistency of the Borel conjecture, and Todorcevic's P-ideal dichotomy
List of speakers: (Updated as the term progresses.)
10/4, Bill Chen, on Prikry forcing.
10/11, Bill Chen, on generic extensions of elementary embeddings, and the consistent failure of the singular cardinals hypothesis.
10/18, Sherwood Hachtman, on the consistency of the proper forcing axiom.
10/25, Justin Palumbo, on Laver forcing and Borel's conjecture.
11/1, Justin Palumbo, on Laver forcing and Borel's conjecture.
11/8, Quinn Maurmann, on dichotomies for $\omega_1$ generated ideals.
11/15, Sherwood Hachtman, on the P-ideal dichotomy.
11/22, Sherwood Hachtman, on the P-ideal dichotomy.
11/29, Sherwood Hachtman, on the P-ideal dichotomy, and Bill Chen
on supercompact Prikry forcing.