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Friday, December 03, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sloan Annex

Math Graduate Student Seminar

Laver tables and large cardinals
Forte Shinko, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,

The Laver table L_n is a particular self-distributive algebra on 2^n elements, with many interesting properties. Surprisingly, certain properties of Laver tables can be deduced by assuming very strong set-theoretical axioms, called large cardinals. We will investigate this interaction, along with connections to orderability of the braid group.

For more information, please contact Math Dept by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at mathinfo@caltech.edu.