Tag Archives: Souslin Tree

Set Theory and its Applications in Topology, September 2016

I gave an invited talk at the Set Theory and its Applications in Topology meeting, Oaxaca, September 11-16, 2016. The talk was on the $\aleph_2$-Souslin problem. If you are interested in seeing the effect of a jet lag, the video is … 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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Prikry forcing may add a Souslin tree

A celebrated theorem of Shelah states that adding a Cohen real introduces a Souslin tree. Are there any other examples of notions of forcing that add a $\kappa$-Souslin tree? and why is this of interest? My motivation comes from a … 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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Prolific Souslin trees

In a paper from 1971, Erdos and Hajnal asked whether (assuming CH) every coloring witnessing $\aleph_1\nrightarrow[\aleph_1]^2_3$ has a rainbow triangle. The negative solution was given in a 1975 paper by Shelah, and the proof and relevant definitions may be found … 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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P.O.I. Workshop in pure and descriptive set theory, September 2015

I gave an invited talk at the P.O.I Workshop in pure and descriptive set theory, Torino, September 26, 2015.  Title: $\aleph_3$-trees. Abstract: We inspect the constructions of four quite different $\aleph_3$-Souslin trees.

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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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Forcing and its Applications Retrospective Workshop, April 2015

I gave an invited talk at Forcing and its Applications Retrospective Workshop, Toronto, April 1st, 2015.  Title: A microscopic approach to Souslin trees constructions Abstract: We present an approach to construct $\kappa$-Souslin trees that is insensitive to the identity of … Continue reading

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Forcing with a Souslin tree makes $\mathfrak p=\omega_1$

I was meaning to include a proof of Farah’s lemma in my previous post, but then I realized that the slick proof assumes some background which may worth spelling out, first. Therefore, I am dedicating a short post for a … Continue reading

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