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A remark on Schimmerling’s question

Joint work with Ari Meir Brodsky. Abstract. Schimmerling asked whether $\square^*_\lambda$ together with GCH entails the existence of a $\lambda^+$-Souslin tree, for a singular cardinal $\lambda$. Here, we provide an affirmative answer under the additional assumption that there exists a … 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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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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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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Reduced powers of Souslin trees

Joint work with Ari Meir Brodsky. Abstract. We study the relationship between a $\kappa$-Souslin tree $T$ and its reduced powers $T^\theta/\mathcal U$. Previous works addressed this problem from the viewpoint of a single power $\theta$, whereas here, tools are developed … Continue reading

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