Category Archives: Partition Relations

Strong failures of higher analogs of Hindman’s Theorem

Joint work with David J. Fernández Bretón. Abstract.  We show that various analogs of Hindman’s Theorem fail in a strong sense when one attempts to obtain uncountable monochromatic sets: Theorem 1. There exists a colouring $c:\mathbb R\rightarrow\mathbb Q$, such that … Continue reading

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Chain conditions of products, and weakly compact cardinals

Abstract.  The history of productivity of the $\kappa$-chain condition in partial orders, topological spaces, or Boolean algebras is surveyed, and its connection to the set-theoretic notion of a weakly compact cardinal is highlighted. Then, it is proved that for every … Continue reading

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Complicated Colorings

Abstract. If $\lambda,\kappa$ are regular cardinals, $\lambda>\kappa^+$, and $E^\lambda_{\ge\kappa}$ admits a nonreflecting stationary set, then $\text{Pr}_1(\lambda,\lambda,\lambda,\kappa)$ holds. (Recall that  $\text{Pr}_1(\lambda,\lambda,\lambda,\kappa)$ asserts the existence of  a coloring $d:[\lambda]^2\rightarrow\lambda$ such that for any family $\mathcal A\subseteq[\lambda]^{<\kappa}$ of size $\lambda$, consisting of pairwise … Continue reading

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Rectangular square-bracket operation for successor of regular cardinals

Joint work with Stevo Todorcevic. Extended Abstract: Consider the coloring statement $\lambda^+\nrightarrow[\lambda^+;\lambda^+]^2_{\lambda^+}$ for a given regular cardinal $\lambda$: In 1990, Shelah proved the above for $\lambda>2^{\aleph_0}$; In 1991, Shelah proved the above for $\lambda>\aleph_1$; In 1997, Shelah proved the above … Continue reading

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Transforming rectangles into squares, with applications to strong colorings

Abstract: It is proved that every singular cardinal  $\lambda$ admits a function $\textbf{rts}:[\lambda^+]^2\rightarrow[\lambda^+]^2$ that transforms rectangles into squares. That is, whenever $A,B$ are cofinal subsets of $\lambda^+$, we have $\textbf{rts}[A\circledast B]\supseteq C\circledast C$, for some cofinal subset $C\subseteq\lambda^+$. As a … Continue reading

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