Structural Connections Between a Forcing Class and its Modal Logic

Set theory seminarFriday, April 11, 201410:00 amGC6417

George Leibman

Structural Connections Between a Forcing Class and its Modal Logic

Bronx Community College, CUNY

This talk is on recent work with Joel Hamkins and Benedikt Loewe on ways in which finite-frame properties of specific modal logics can be combined with assertions in ZFC to show that these modal logics are related to those which arise from interpreting Gamma-forcing extensions of a model of ZFC as possible worlds of a Kripke model, where Gamma can be any of several classes of notions of forcing.

George Leibman is a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Bronx Community College, CUNY. He received his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2004, under the direction of Joel Hamkins, and he conducts research in set theory, with a particular interest in the modal logic of forcing.

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