Let M be countable recursively saturated model of Peano Arithmetic. In the talk I will discuss ongoing research on recognizing standard system of M in the automorphism group of M.
We define the notion of a regular interstice and show that every regular interstice has elements realizing selective types.
A cut I in a model M of PA is pseudostandrd if there is an N such that (M,I) is elementary
equivalent to (N,omega). I will discuss some preliminary results in model theory of pseudostandard cuts.
We explore the role of the function $a+2^x$ and its generalisations to higher number classes, in supplying complexity bounds for the provably computable functions across a broad spectrum of (arithmetically based) theories. We show how the resulting “fast growing” subrecursive hierarchy forges direct links between proof theory and various combinatorial independence results – e.g. Goodstein’s Theorem (for Peano Arithmetic) and Friedman’s Miniaturised Kruskal Theorem for Labelled Trees (for $Pi^1_1$-CA$_0$).
Ref: Schwichtenberg and Wainer, “Proofs and Computations”, Persp. in Logic, CUP 2012.
I will present a generalization of the notion of interstices that
originated from the study of generic cuts.
In this talk, I will give several versions of Friedman’s self-embedding theorem which can characterize subsystems of Peano arithmetic. Similarly, I will also give several variations of Tanaka’s self-embedding theorem to characterize subsystems of second-order arithmetic.
Let M be a model of PA for which Th(M) is not Th(N) (N is the standard model). Then M has nonstandard definable elements. Let c be a non-definable element. The largest convex set which contains c and no definable elements is called the interstice around c. In this talk we discuss various properties of interstices. We also define intersticial gaps which are special subsets of interstices. We show that the set of the intersticial gaps which are contained in any given interstice of a countable arithmetically saturated model of PA is a dense linear order.