Joanna Jureczko: Some remarks on Kuratowski partitions, new results

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 17:15

Room: D1-215

Joanna Jureczko

Title: Some remarks on Kuratowski partitions, new results

Abstract.K. Kuratowski in 1935 posed the problem whether a function \(f \colon X \to Y\) from a completely metrizable space \(X\) to a metrizable space \(Y\) is continuous apart from a meager set. This question is equivalent to the question about the existence of so called a Kuratowski partition, i. e. a partition \(\mathcal{F}\) of a space \(X\) into meager sets such that \(\bigcup \mathcal{F}'\) for any \(\mathcal{F}' \subset \mathcal{F}\). With any Kuratowski partition we may associate a \(K\)-ideal, i.e. an ideal of the form

\(I_{\mathcal{F}} = \{A \subset \kappa \colon \bigcup_{\alpha \in A} F_\alpha \textrm{ is meager }, F_\alpha \in \mathcal{F}\}.\)

It would seem that the information about \(I_{\mathcal{F}}\) would give us full information about the ideal and the world in which it lives.
My talk is going to show that it is big simplification and localization technique from a Kuratowski partition cannot be omitted but the proof can be much simplier. During the talk I will show among others a new proof of non-existence of a Kuratowski partition in Ellentuck topology and a new combinatorial proof of Frankiewicz - Kunen Theorem (1987) on the existence of measurable cardinals.