March 2018

Grzegorz Plebanek: Strictly positive measures on Boolean algebras

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 17:15

Room: D1-215

Speaker:
Grzegorz Plebanek

Title: Strictly positive measures on Boolean algebras

Abstract. \(SPM\) denotes the class of Boolean algebras possessing strictly positive measure (finitely additive and probabilistic). Together with Menachem Magidor, we consider the following problem: Assume that \(B\) belongs to \(SPM\) for every subalgebra \(B\) of a given algebra \(A\) such that \(|B|\le\mathfrak c\). Does it imply that the algebra \(A\) belongs to \(SPM\)?

It turns out that the positive answer follows from the existence of some large cardinals, while the counterexample can be found in the model of \(V=L\).

Grzegorz Plebanek: On almost disjoint families with property (R)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 17:15

Room: D1-215

Speaker:
Grzegorz Plebanek

Title: On almost disjoint families with property (R)

Abstract. We consider (with A.Aviles and W. Marciszewski) almost disjoint families with some combinatorial property that has applications in functional analysis. We are looking for the minimal cardinality of m.a.d. family with property (R). It turns out that this cardinal is not greater than \(non(\mathcal{N})\) the uniformity of null sets.