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Chris Lambie-Hanson
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: The transfinite subway and closure properties of uncountable cardinals

Abstract: It is a little-known fact that there is a subway line with uncountably many stops connecting the Hilbert Hotel to its nearest airport. In this talk, we will analyze the behavior and efficiency of this subway line. In the process, we will develop some of the combinatorial theory of uncountable cardinals and, time permitting, construct every Borel subset of the real numbers.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Brian Kell