FOM: Workshop on Simple Theories
Stephen G Simpson
simpson at math.psu.edu
Tue Aug 15 17:00:59 EDT 2000
From: "Alison Conway" <aconway at fields.utoronto.ca>
To: "Simple Theories (E-mail)" <aconway at fields.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Workshop on Simple Theories
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 16:36:45 -0400
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A WORKSHOP ON SIMPLE THEORIES
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
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
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
Program Manager -- The Fields Institute
222 College Street, Toronto M5T 3J1
(416) 348-9710 ext 3026 --Fax (416) 348-9759
More information about the FOM