Graduate student seminar

First Talk: 16:00-17:00

Nachi Re'em: Markov measures  

Abstract: We present measures on product spaces with Markovian type of dependence. We discuss questions like how they should be defined; in what way they are less understood than product measures; and, what nice properties of product measures we may hope to have also in Markov measures. We will assume knowledge in probability in an undergraduate level, as well as general familiarity with the fact that measures on product spaces can be specified on cylinders.

Second Talk: 17:00-18:00

Tzoor Plotnikov:  So what is up with set theory? And the continuum hypothesis?     

Abstract: In this talk we will take a glimpse into the world of set theory, and try to understand the general idea behind the technique of forcing - a very powerful tool in set theory developed by Paul Cohen in 1963, which is used to get independence results from ZFC. In particular, we will try to understand parts of the "solution" to the continuum hypothesis - Is there an uncountable subset of R with cardinality strictly below R?
No advanced knowledge in set theory will be assumed 

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Meeting ID: 815 5658 4569
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Wed, 30/12/2020 - 16:00 to 18:00