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A forcing axiom deciding the generalized Souslin Hypothesis

Joint work with Chris Lambie-Hanson. Abstract. We derive a forcing axiom from the conjunction of square and diamond, and present a few applications, primary among them being the existence of super-Souslin trees. It follows that for every uncountable cardinal $\lambda$, … Continue reading

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Distributive Aronszajn trees

Joint work with Ari Meir Brodsky. Abstract.  Ben-David and Shelah proved that if $\lambda$ is a singular strong-limit cardinal and $2^\lambda=\lambda^+$, then $\square^*_\lambda$ entails the existence of a $\lambda$-distributive $\lambda^+$-Aronszajn tree. Here, it is proved that the same conclusion remains … Continue reading

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The eightfold way

Joint work with James Cummings, Sy-David Friedman, Menachem Magidor, and Dima Sinapova. Abstract. Three central combinatorial properties in set theory are the tree property, the approachability property and stationary reflection. We prove the mutual independence of these properties by showing … Continue reading

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Reflection on the coloring and chromatic numbers

Joint work with Chris Lambie-Hanson. Abstract.  We prove that reflection of the coloring number of graphs is consistent with non-reflection of the chromatic number.  Moreover, it is proved that incompactness for the chromatic number of graphs (with arbitrarily large gaps) … Continue reading

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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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More notions of forcing add a Souslin tree

Joint work with Ari Meir Brodsky. Abstract.   An $\aleph_1$-Souslin tree is a complicated combinatorial object whose existence cannot be decided on the grounds of ZFC alone. But 15 years after Tennenbaum and independently Jech devised notions of forcing for introducing … Continue reading

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Ordinal definable subsets of singular cardinals

Joint work with James Cummings, Sy-David Friedman, Menachem Magidor, and Dima Sinapova. Abstract. A remarkable result by Shelah states that if $\kappa$ is a singular strong limit cardinal of uncountable cofinality then there is a subset $x$ of $\kappa$ such … Continue reading

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Higher Souslin trees and the GCH, revisited

Abstract.  It is proved that for every uncountable cardinal $\lambda$, GCH+$\square(\lambda^+)$ entails the existence of a $\text{cf}(\lambda)$-complete $\lambda^+$-Souslin tree. In particular, if GCH holds and there are no $\aleph_2$-Souslin trees, then $\aleph_2$ is weakly compact in Godel’s constructible universe, improving … Continue reading

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A Microscopic approach to Souslin-tree constructions. Part I

Joint work with Ari Meir Brodsky. Abstract.  We propose a parameterized proxy principle from which $\kappa$-Souslin trees with various additional features can be constructed, regardless of the identity of $\kappa$. We then introduce the microscopic approach, which is a simple … Continue reading

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Square with built-in diamond-plus

Joint work with Ralf Schindler. Abstract. We formulate combinatorial principles that combine the square principle with various strong forms of diamond, and prove that the strongest amongst them holds in $L$ for every infinite cardinal. As an application, we prove that … Continue reading

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