Friday, October 7, 20162:00 pmCUNY Logic WorkshopGC 6417

Some necessary applications of logic to operator algebras

Ilijas Farah

York University

Ilijas Farah

Connections between logic and operator algebras in the past century were few and sparse. Recently, some long-standing open problems on the structure of operator algebras were solved using methods from mathematical logic. I will survey some of these results, with a particular emphasis on applications of set theory.