Tag Archives: 03E04

A cofinality-preserving small forcing may introduce a special Aronszajn tree

Extended Abstract: Shelah proved that Cohen forcing introduces a Souslin tree; Jensen proved that a c.c.c. forcing may consistently add a Kurepa tree; Todorcevic proved that a Knaster poset may already force the Kurepa hypothesis; Irrgang introduced a c.c.c. notion … Continue reading

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On topological spaces of singular density and minimal weight

Abstract: We introduce a weakening of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis, which we will refer to as the Prevalent Singular cardinals Hypothesis (PSH), and show it implies that every topological space of density and weight $\aleph_{\omega_1}$ is not hereditarily Lindelöf. The assumption … Continue reading

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A topological reflection principle equivalent to Shelah’s strong hypothesis

Abstract: We notice that Shelah’s Strong Hypothesis (SSH) is equivalent to the following reflection principle: Suppose $\mathbb X$ is an (infinite) first-countable space whose density is a regular cardinal, $\kappa$. If every separable subspace of $\mathbb X$ is of cardinality at most … Continue reading

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The failure of diamond on a reflecting stationary set

Joint work with Moti Gitik. Abstract: It is shown that the failure of $\diamondsuit_S$, for a subset $S\subseteq\aleph_{\omega+1}$ that reflects stationarily often, is consistent with GCH and $\text{AP}_{\aleph_\omega}$, relatively to the existence of a supercompact cardinal. This should be comapred with … Continue reading

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On the consistency strength of the Milner-Sauer conjecture

Abstract: In their paper from 1981, Milner and Sauer conjectured that for any poset $\mathbb P$, if $\text{cf}(\mathbb P)$ is a singular cardinal $\lambda$, then $\mathbb P$ must contain an antichain of size $\text{cf}(\lambda)$. The conjecture is consistent and known … Continue reading

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Antichains in partially ordered sets of singular cofinality

Abstract: In their paper from 1981, Milner and Sauer conjectured that for any poset $\mathbb P$, if $\text{cf}(\mathbb P)$ is a singular cardinal $\lambda$, then $\mathbb P$ must contain an antichain of size $\text{cf}(\lambda)$. The main result of of this … Continue reading

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