First year graduate curriculum.
We will cover topics from graduate level set theory. The main theme of the course will be large cardinals and forcing. Among other things, we will establish the independence of CH from ZFC, and introduce the constructible universe.
Subtitle: Countable Borel Equivalence Relations
This course will be an introduction to countable Borel equivalence relations, a very active area of classical descriptive set theory which interacts nontrivially with such diverse areas of mathematics as model theory, computability theory, group theory and ergodic theory. The topics to be covered will include applications of superrigidity theory to countable Borel equivalence relations, as well as some recent applications of Borel determinacy. No prior knowledge of superrigidity or determinacy will be assumed.
Familiarity with the basic theory of complete separable metric spaces and their Borel subsets
Schedule of Sections:
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