FOM: Workshop on Simple Theories

Stephen G Simpson simpson at
Tue Aug 15 17:00:59 EDT 2000

 From: "Alison Conway" <aconway at>
 To: "Simple Theories (E-mail)" <aconway at>
 Subject:  Workshop on Simple Theories
 Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 16:36:45 -0400
 Please forward this message to other interested participants.
 To be held at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
 October 19-22, 2000
 Please visit the following website for accommodation
 information and registration.
 Simple theories, a generalization of stable theories, were first defined by
 Shelah in his 1980's article "Simple, unstable theories".  The subject
 remained essentially dormant until the foundational work of Kim and Pillay
 on the forking relation in simple theories, and the related work of
 Hrushovski on specific simple theories such as smoothly approximable
 structures and algebraically closed fields with an automorphism.
 The past five years have seen an enormous amount of work by many
 researchers, in
 which more and more of the stability-theoretic machinery has been
 generalized to simple theories, and at the same time interesting new
 obstacles and phenomena have been observed.
 The goal of this workshop is to examine this progress and report on the most
 current developments.
 Among the topics will be outstanding foundational issues related to Lascar
 strong types, local forking and stable forking, as well as the role of
 groups in simple theories, and applications.
 **Students and beginning researchers are especially welcome.**
 This event is organized by:
 Bradd Hart, The Fields Institute and  Anand Pillay, University of Illinois
 Alison Conway
 Program Manager  --  The Fields Institute
 222 College Street, Toronto M5T 3J1
 (416) 348-9710 ext 3026 --Fax (416) 348-9759

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