There clearly is a wonderful story hiding in here.

## Foundations of Mathematics

February 1, 2019**Foundations of Mathematics**, Andrés E. Caicedo, James Cummings, Peter Koellner, and Paul B. Larson, eds., Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 690, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2017. DOI: 10.1090/conm/690. MR3656304. Zbl 06733965.

This book contains the proceedings of the conference in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday, that I previously discussed on this blog (here, here, and here).

The AMS page for the volume can be found here, including the table of contents and links to the front- and endmatter (which I think are available to everybody) and links to the individual papers (which I imagine may not be).

## Special Session

October 22, 2018Two pictures from last weekend’s Session.

We rescued this one from Instagram a couple of minutes after it happened (Paul noticed that #determinacy was missing from the list):

And a decent group picture. Missing: Maryanthe Malliaris (who took it), Harry Altman and Jeffrey Bergfalk:

Many thanks to all the participants, and to the AMS for making it possible.

## Large cardinals and combinatorial set theory

August 28, 2018Paul Larson and I are organizing a special session at the Fall Central Sectional Meeting 2018 in Ann Arbor, on *Large cardinals and combinatorial set theory*. The session will take place Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21. See here for the schedule and additional details. Paul and I are organizing dinner for the speakers for Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.

I transcribe the schedule below:

**Saturday October 20, 2018, 8:30-11:20 a.m.**

Room 2336, Mason Hall

- 8:30 a.m.

Ultrafilters and inner models.

**Gabriel T Goldberg***, Harvard

(1143-03-483) - 9:00 a.m.

Partitions and Ultrafilters.

**Andreas R. Blass***, Mathematics Dept., Univ. of Michigan

(1143-03-457) - 9:30 a.m.

Baumgartner’s isomorphism theorem for Kurepa lines.

**Hossein Lamei Ramandi***, Postdoctoral fellow at University of Toronto

(1143-03-410) The talk will be given by**Justin Tatch Moore**on behalf of Ramandi. - 10:00 a.m.

Forcing axioms and rigidity of corona algebras.

**Paul McKenney***, Miami University

**Alessandro Vignati**, Institute de Mathematiques de Jussieu – Paris Rive Gauche

(1143-03-465) - 10:30 a.m.

Equivalence of generic reals.

**Iian B Smythe***, Rutgers University

(1143-03-436) - 11:00 a.m.

ITP.

**Dima Sinapova***, University of Illinois at Chicago

(1143-03-370)

**Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:30-2:00 p.m.**Open house at Mathematical Reviews.

416 Fourth Street

**Saturday October 20, 2018, 2:00-4:20 p.m.**

Room 2336, Mason Hall

- 2:00 p.m.

Strong Tree Property and Failure of SCH.

**Jin Du***, Chicago, IL

(1143-03-369) - 2:30 p.m.

Choosing and multichoosing with ordinals.

**Harry J Altman***, University of Michigan

(1143-06-391) - 3:00 p.m.

Large cardinals and the cohomology of the ordinals.

**Jeffrey Bergfalk***, UNAM Morelia

(1143-03-486) - 3:30 p.m.

P-ideals and the weak Rudin-Keisler order.

**Konstantinos A. Beros***, Miami University

**Paul B. Larson**, Miami University

(1143-03-338) - 4:00 p.m.

There may be no minimal non (\sigma)-scattered linear orders.

**Hossein Lamei Ramandi**, University of Toronto

**Justin Tatch Moore***, Cornell University

(1143-03-248) **Saturday October 20, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m.**Reception

Atrium, East Hall.

**Sunday October 21, 2018, 8:00-10:20 a.m.**

Room 2336, Mason Hall

- 8:00 a.m.

The Halpern-Läuchli Theorem and Forcing.

**Daniel J Hathaway***, University of Vermont

**Natasha Dobrinen**, University of Denver

(1143-03-175) - 8:30 a.m.

Characterizations of the weakly compact ideal on .

**Brent Cody***, Virginia Commonwealth University

(1143-03-203) - 9:00 a.m.

Weakly remarkable cardinals, Erdős cardinals, and the generic Vopěnka principle.

**Trevor M. Wilson***, Miami University (Ohio)

(1143-03-259) - 9:30 a.m.

New results and open problems on the definability of mad families.

**Haim Horowitz***, University of Toronto

(1143-03-196) - 10:00 a.m.

Forcing axioms, approachability, and stationary reflection.

**Sean D Cox***, Virginia Commonwealth University

(1143-03-287)

**Sunday October 21, 2018, 1:00-3:50 p.m.**

Room 2336, Mason Hall

- 1:00 p.m.

Easton’s theorem with preservation of strong and supercompact cardinals.

**James Cummings***, Carnegie Mellon University

**Arthur W. Apter**, Baruch College, CUNY

(1143-03-378)**Cancelled**. - 1:30 p.m.

The Weak pcf Conjecture.

**Shehzad Ahmed***, Ohio University

(1143-03-414) - 2:00 p.m.

Factoring a minimal ultrafilter into a thick part and a syndetic part.

**Will Brian***, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

**Neil Hindman**, Howard University

(1143-03-507) - 2:30 p.m.

Sticks above the continuum.

**E. Todd Eisworth***, Ohio University

(1143-03-462) - 3:00 p.m.

Coding along trees and remarkable cardinals.

**Zach Norwood***, Cornell University

(1143-03-553) - 3:30 p.m.

Regular ultrafilters.

**M Malliaris***, University of Chicago

(1143-03-4)

## Set theory, logic and Ramsey theory

October 16, 2017José G. Mijares and I are organizing a special session at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, cosponsored by the AMS and the ASL, on *Set theory, logic and Ramsey theory*. The session will take place the morning of Wednesday January 10 and the morning and afternoon of Thursday January 11. See here for the schedule and additional details. I transcribe the schedule below:

**Wednesday January 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.**Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center.- 8:00 a.m.

The triangle-free homogeneous graph had finite big Ramsey degrees.

**Natasha Dobrinen**, University of Denver

(1135-03-2038) - 9:00 a.m.

Sequential--separable spaces.

**Francisco Guevara Parra**, University of Toronto

(1135-03-1369) - 9:30 a.m.

Ramsey Theory on generalized Baire space.

**Daniel J Hathaway**, University of Denver

(1135-03-406) - 10:00 a.m.

Banach Spaces from Barriers in High Dimensional Ellentuck Spaces.

**Alvaro Arias**, University of Denver

(1135-46-2105) - 10:30 a.m.

Reasoning about incomplete structures.

**Andre Kornell**, University of California, Davis

(1135-03-3167)

- 8:00 a.m.
**Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.**Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center- 8:00 a.m.

Canonical functions and the Ramsey property, revisited.

**Michael Pinsker**, Technische Universität Wien

(1135-03-2050) - 9:00 a.m.

Ramsey Theory, Topology and Forcing.

**Marion Scheepers**, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University

(1135-03-1828) - 9:30 a.m.

Madness in vector spaces, round 2.

**Iian B. Smythe**, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

(1135-03-1279) - 10:00 a.m.

Some Results on Ramsey-Type Problems for Graph Saturation.

**Michael Ferrara**, University of Colorado Denver

(1135-05-1256) - 10:30 a.m.

Parametrizing topological Ramsey spaces.

**Yuan Yuan Zheng**, University of Toronto

(1135-05-972) - 11:00 a.m.

Hypernatural numbers in ultra-Ramsey theory.

**Timothy Trujillo**, Sam Houston State University

(1135-03-2249) - 11:30 a.m.

Ultrafilters and forcing on the space of block sequences of finite sets.

**Carlos A. Di Prisco**, Universidad de Los Andes

(1135-03-1857)

- 8:00 a.m.
**Thursday January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.**

Room 7B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center- 1:00 p.m.

Canonical models for fragments of the Axiom of Choice.

**Paul B. Larson**, Miami University

(1135-03-1699) - 1:30 p.m.

Implies .

**Johann D. Gaebler**, Oxford University

(1135-03-1231) - 2:00 p.m.

Unfriendly colorings: a descriptive set-theoretic view.

**Clinton T Conley**, Carnegie Mellon University

(1135-03-2416) - 2:30 p.m.

Models of the Axiom of Determinacy and Their Generic Extensions.

**Nam Trang**, University of California, Irvine

(1135-03-851) - 3:00 p.m.

Some Ramsey theorems on metric spaces.

**Peter Komjath**, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

(1135-03-2686) - 3:30 p.m.

Squares, ascent paths, and chain conditions.

**Chris Lambie-Hanson**, Bar-Ilan University

(1135-03-1194)

- 1:00 p.m.

## Bogotá, September 17-20, 2014, 50 años carrera de matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes

September 17, 2016I ran last night into the Flickr page for this conference essentially by accident. Couldn’t find who to credit for this picture.

## Help!

July 5, 2016Help us identify all mathematicians in this picture (click on it for a larger version). Please post comments here, on G+, or email me or Paul Larson.

The picture will appear in the book of proceedings of the Woodin conference, http://logic.harvard.edu/woodin_meeting.html. (Thanks to David Schrittesser for allowing us to use it.)

## Woodin meeting

April 1, 2015(Don’t know who to credit for the group picture, but as pointed out by Paul in the comments, it was with David Schrittesser‘s camera. Toast picture by Paul Larson. Toast by Ted Slaman.)

I’m sad I had to miss the meeting, although it was for obvious reasons.

## BEST 2015

March 12, 20152015 BOISE EXTRAVAGANZA IN SET THEORY (BEST)

ANNOUNCEMENT 1

http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/

**DATE:** June 15 – 17, 2015

**WHERE:** San Francisco State University

The 22-nd annual meeting of BEST will be hosted at San Francisco State University as a symposium of the 96th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Division (AAAS-PD). Contributed and invited talks at BEST will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

In addition to invited speakers, the conference program has reserved speaking slots for students, post docs and pre-tenure tenure track faculty. NSF supported funding to assist up to ten student speakers, four post-doc speakers and two pre-tenure tenure track faculty speakers is available. For details on applying to the BEST program committee for these, please visit the conference website. In addition, the AAAS-PD provides up to $150 in travel funding for students. Please see the BEST conference website for more details on these also. There are a number of deadlines associated with applications for a travel grant.

Currently confirmed plenary speakers for BEST 2015 are:

- Dr. Rodrigo Dias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Dr. Mirna Dzamonja, East Anglia University, U.K.
- Dr. Aleksandra Kwiatkowska, UCLA
- Dr. Spencer Unger, UCLA
- Dr. Trevor Wilson, Miami University, OH

Special features of BEST 2015 include:

In addition to the BEST symposium there are several other symposia and workshops of interest offered at the AAAS-PD annual meeting. On Monday, June 15, the AAAS-PD organized an evening at the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, June 16, the AAAS-PD hosts a banquet at which awards of excellence are given to student speakers selected by a panel of judges.

Student, post-doc and pre-tenure tenure track speakers are strongly encouraged to apply to BEST for an NSF-funded travel award. The travel expenses (airfare and lodging) of awarded speakers will be reimbursed up to the maximum amount of the award, and registration fees of awardees will be reimbursed.

**STUDENT SPEAKERS:**

BEST seeks to promote student participation in the conference via short (20 minute) presentations. To this end there are ten (10) NSF funded BEST travel awards available for students. To apply for one of these awards, please follow the instructions given at the BEST website.

In addition to the BEST travel awards, up to 20 travel awards of up to $150 each are also available from the AAAS-PD to help students (including students participating in BEST) defray travel expenses to participate in the AAAS-PD annual meeting. Winners of these AAAS-PD travel awards will be announced at the AAAS-PD student award banquet. Student participants will be guests at this banquet.

**POST-DOC and PRE-TENURE TENURE TRACK SPEAKERS:**

BEST also seeks to be a forum for early career set theoretic scholars. In particular there are NSF funded BEST travel awards available for post-docs, and for pre-tenure tenure track faculty. To apply for one of these awards, please follow the instructions given at the BEST website.

**CONTRIBUTED TALKS:**

The BEST schedule will also have a number of slots for 25 minute contributed talks. Anyone wishing to speak at BEST 2015 should submit an abstract as soon as possible (preferably prior to April 05) at the abstract submission site. It is strongly recommended to also contact one of the organizers as soon as possible to indicate interest/intention in presenting a talk at BEST 2015.

Important deadlines:

**DEADLINE 1: REGISTRATION:** Please consult http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/ for registration costs and

deadlines. Registration fees depend on date of registration. We kindly request that Ph.D. mathematicians planning to participate in BEST 2015 consider acting as judges for the student presentations. The registration form has a place where willingness to act as a judge can be indicated.

There are also a number of excursions available that can be indicated on the registration form. Also consider attending the awards banquet in support of our student speakers – meal choices are available on the registration form.

**DEADLINE 2: ABSTRACTS:** Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract services for BEST 2015. Abstracts submitted by April 1 will appear in the proceedings of the annual conference of the AAAS-PD. See here for details on abstract submission.

**DEADLINE 3: TRAVEL GRANTS:** Presenting students, post-docs or pre-tenure tenure track faculty, please complete the application process to BEST by May 15. See the BEST 2015 website for details. Students, the deadline for the AAAS-PD student travel grants is May 1, 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andres E. Caicedo, Sam Coskey, and Marion Scheepers.

For any questions, please contact an organizer or e-mail best@math.boisestate.edu

## Woodin conference

March 11, 2015The conference in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday will take place at Harvard University, on March 27-29, 2015. The meeting is partially supported by the Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar and the National Science Foundation. Funding is available to support participant travel. Please write to woodinbirthdayconference@gmail.com to apply for support, and to notify the organizers if you are planning to attend.

The list of speakers is as follows:

- H. Garth Dales
- Qi Feng
- Matthew D. Foreman
- Ronald Jensen
- Alexander S. Kechris
- Menachem Magidor
- Donald A. Martin
- Grigor Sargsyan
- Theodore A. Slaman
- John R. Steel.

We expect to publish proceedings of the conference, together with select additional research and survey papers, through the series Contemporary Mathematics, of the AMS. The editors of the proceedings are myself, James Cummings, Peter Koellner, and Paul Larson. Please contact me for information regarding the proceedings.

Additional information can be found at the conference website.