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Topic Archive: borel equivalence relations

Set theory seminarFriday, September 16, 201610:00 amGC 6417

Paul Ellis

The automorphic Borel amalgamation property

Manhattanville College

We show that, in many cases, there is a Borel reduction from the isomorphism relation on a given Fraïssé class to the conjugacy relation on the automorphism group of the Fraïssé limit. Hence, if the former is Borel complete, then so is the latter. The key property is a functorial, Borel form of amalgamation. All relevant notions about Borel redicibility and Fraïssé classes will be defined.

CUNY Logic WorkshopFriday, March 14, 20142:00 pmGC6417

Robin Tucker-Drob

Structurability and countable Borel equivalence relations

Rutgers University

The dynamical and descriptive set theoretic complexity of a countable Borel equivalence relation E can often be understood in terms of the kinds of countable first order structures which are compatible with E in a suitable sense. In this talk I will make this suitable sense precise by discussing the notion of Borel structurability. I will also discuss some recent joint work with Brandon Seward in which we show that the equivalence relation generated by the free part of the translation action of a countable group G on its powerset is structurably-universal among equivalence relations generated by free Borel actions of G.