NERDS 22.0


Date: October 16, 2022
Place: Wellesley College


10:00am Coffee, Tea & Snacks
10:30am Filippo Calderoni (Rutgers)
11:30am Isabella Scott (University of Chicago)
12pm Lunch
1:30pm Chris Conidis (College of Staten Island – CUNY)
2:30pm Teerawat Thewmorakot (University of Connecticut)
3pm End of day


Filippo Calderoni (Rutgers)

Borel structures on the space of left-orderings

In this talk we will discuss some results on left-orderable groups and their interplay with descriptive set theory. We will see how Borel classification can be used to analyze the space of left-orderings of a given countable group modulo the conjugacy relation. In particular, we will discuss many examples of groups whose space of left-orderings module the conjugacy relation is not standard. Moreover, if \(G\) is a nonabelian free group, then the conjugacy relation on its space of left-orders \(\mathrm{LO}(G)\) is a universal countable Borel equivalence relation. This is joint work with A. Clay.

Isabella Scott (University of Chicago)

Effective constructions of existentially closed groups

Existentially closed groups are at the intersection of model theory, computability theory, and algebra. Questions of complexity can be asked in many directions. We will review earlier constructions from the literature and elucidate their computability theoretic power, as well as propose new constructions of existentially closed groups with interesting computability theoretic properties.

Chris Conidis (College of Staten Island – CUNY)

The computability of Artin-Rees and Krull Intersection

We will explore the computational content of two related algebraic theorems, namely the Artin-Rees Lemma and Krull Intersection Theorem. In particular we will show that, while the strengths of these theorems coincide for individual rings, they become distinct in the uniform context.

Teerawat Thewmorakot (University of Connecticut)

Embedding Problems for Finite Computable Metric Spaces

A computable metric space is a Polish metric space (M,d) together with a dense sequence (p_i) of points in M such that d(p_i,p_j) is a computable real uniformly in i,j. In this talk, we consider the following embedding problem: for a fixed finite computable
metric space X, given an arbitrary computable metric space M, determine if X can be embedded into M.

Travel Support

Limited funding is provided from the NSF to support participation by students and others to NERDS. If interested, please email Russell Miller.

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