Appalachian set theory
Appalachian set theory
This series of workshops on
set theory for the Appalachian region is supported by the National
Science Foundation (DMS 0631446, DMS 0903845)
and the host universities and institutes.
There are three workshops per year, each of which is devoted
to a single topic such as a broadly applicable method, a complex seminal
paper or a significant unpublished theorem. The location and
topic for each workshop
is announced several months in advance together with suggested
background reading. The immediate goal is for faculty
and students who are not experts in the topic to get to the point where
they can start to use its techniques in one or two intensive days.
Each time, an expert in the topic is invited to lead the workshop,
which could mean doing all the lecturing herself or himself, or
delegating parts to others. Those wishing to attend may apply
to have some of their travel expenses reimbursed.
Students are hired to generate notes that are disseminated on the web.
Special emphasis is given to encouraging
the participation of mathematicians from underrepresented groups.
Most recent workshop
September 8-9, 2012, at the
in Toronto, Canada
Caleb Eckhardt and Andrew Toms
"C*-algebras, classification and descriptive set theory"
List of participants in this workshop
April 7, 2012, at Cornell University
The sixteenth workshop, which was led by Hugh Woodin,
was on "The HOD dichotomy"
March 3, 2012, at Carnegie Mellon University
The fifteenth workshop, which was led by Asger Tornquist,
was on "Set theory and von Neumann algebras"
October 15, 2011, at University of Illinois at Chicago
The fourteenth workshop, which was led by Boban Velickovic,
was on "Proper forcing remastered"
March 19, 2011, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA
The thirteenth workshop, which was led by Menachem Magidor,
was on "The strengths and weaknesses of weak squares"
October 30, 2010, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN
The twelth workshop, which was led by Alekos Kechris,
was on "The complexity of classification problems in ergodic theory"
April 3, 2010, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA
The eleventh workshop, which was led by Moti Gitik,
was on "Short extender forcing"
January 30, 2010, at Miami University in Oxford OH
The tenth workshop, which was led by Andreas Blass,
was on "Ultrafilters and cardinal characteristics of the continuum"
May 29-30, 2009, at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada
The ninth workshop, which was led by Todd Eisworth and Justin Moore,
was on "Iterated forcing and the Continuum Hypothesis"
February 28, 2009, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA
The eigth workshop, which was led by Itay Neeman,
was on "Aronszajn trees and the Singular Cardinals Hypothesis"
November 22, 2008, at Cornell University in Ithaca NY
The seventh workshop, which was led by Vladimir Pestov,
was an "Introduction to sofic and hyperlinear groups"
May 31, 2008, at Pennsylvania State University in State College PA
The sixth workshop, which was led by Justin Moore,
was on "Set mapping reflection"
February 9, 2008, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA
The fifth workshop, which was led by Ilijas Farah,
was on "Set theory and operator algebras"
November 17, 2007, at Ohio University in Athens OH
The fourth workshop, which was led by Simon Thomas,
was on "Countable Borel equivalence relations"
June 2, 2007, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg VA
The third workshop, which was led by Matthew Foreman,
was on "Generic embeddings"
January 27, 2007, at University of North Carolina in Charlotte NC
The second workshop, which was led by
Stevo Todorcevic, was on "Coherent sequences"
September 9, 2006, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA
The inaugural workshop, which was led by Paul Larson,
was an "Introduction to Pmax forcing"
Justin Moore and