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The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate students and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarily original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.
 
The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate students and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarily original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.
  
* '''When:''' Mondays 4p-5p (unless stated otherwise)
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* '''When:''' TBA
 
* '''Where:''' on line (ask for code).
 
* '''Where:''' on line (ask for code).
 
* '''Organizers:''' [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~jgoh/ Jun Le Goh]
 
* '''Organizers:''' [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~jgoh/ Jun Le Goh]
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Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list:  join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu
 
Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list:  join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu
  
== Fall 2020 - Tentative schedule ==
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== Spring 2021 - Tentative schedule ==
  
=== September 14 - Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott ===
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=== February 16 3:30PM - Short talk by Sarah Reitzes (University of Chicago) ===
  
Title: Degrees of points in topological spaces
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Title: Reduction games over $\mathrm{RCA}_0$
  
Abstract: An overview of some results from Takayuki Kihara, Keng Meng Ng, and Arno Pauly in their paper Enumeration Degrees and Non-Metrizable Topology. We will look at a range of topological spaces and the corresponding classes in the enumeration degrees as well as ways in which we can distinguish the type of classes using the separation axioms.
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Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss joint work with Damir D. Dzhafarov and Denis R. Hirschfeldt. Our work centers on the characterization of problems P and Q such that P $\leq_{\omega}$ Q, as well as problems P and Q such that $\mathrm{RCA}_0 \vdash$ Q $\to$ P, in terms of winning strategies in certain games. These characterizations were originally introduced by Hirschfeldt and Jockusch. I will discuss extensions and generalizations of these characterizations, including a certain notion of compactness that allows us, for strategies satisfying particular conditions, to bound the number of moves it takes to win. This bound is independent of the instance of the problem P being considered. This allows us to develop the idea of Weihrauch and generalized Weihrauch reduction over some base theory. Here, we will focus on the base theory $\mathrm{RCA}_0$. In this talk, I will explore these notions of reduction among various principles, including bounding and induction principles.
 
 
=== September 28 - James Hanson ===
 
 
 
Title: The Semilattice of Definable Sets in Continuous Logic
 
 
 
Abstract: After an analysis-free exposition of definable sets in continuous logic, we will present a fun, illustrated proof that any finite bounded lattice can be the poset of definable subsets of $S_1(T)$ for a continuous theory $T$.
 
 
 
=== October 5 - Tejas Bhojraj from 3:30PM-4:00PM ===
 
 
 
Title: A Levin-Schnorr type result for Weak Solovay random states.
 
 
 
Abstract: We look at the initial-segment complexity of Weak Solovay quantum random states using MK, a prefix-free version of quantum Kolmogorov complexity. The statement of our result is similar to the Levin-Schnorr theorem in classical algorithmic randomness.
 
 
 
=== November 9 - Karthik Ravishankar ===
 
 
 
Title: Elementary submodels in infinite combinatorics
 
 
 
Abstract: The usage of elementary submodels is a simple but powerful method to prove theorems, or to simplify proofs in infinite combinatorics. In the first part of the talk, we quickly cover the basic concepts involved for proving results using elementary submodels, and move on to provide two examples of application of the technique to prove two popular results from set theory: The Delta System lemma and the Fodors Pressing down lemma . We provide both the classical proof as well as a proof using elementary submodels to contrast the two approaches.
 
 
 
=== November 16 - Karthik Ravishankar ===
 
 
 
Title: Elementary submodels in infinite combinatorics, part II
 
 
 
Abstract: In the second part of the talk, we give a proof Fodors Pressing down lemma, along with an overview of the slightly larger proof of the Nash Williams theorem which states that a graph is decomposable as a disjoint union of cycles if and only if it has no odd cut.
 
 
 
=== Tuesday, November 24 - Tonicha Crook (Swansea University) from 9:00AM-10:00AM ===
 
 
 
Title: The Weihrauch Degree of Finding Nash Equilibria in Multiplayer Games
 
 
 
Abstract: Is there an algorithm that takes a game in normal form as input, and outputs a Nash equilibrium? If the payoffs are integers, the answer is yes, and a lot of work has been done in its computational complexity. If the payoffs are permitted to be real numbers, the answer is no, for continuity reasons. It is worthwhile to investigate the precise degree of non-computability (the Weihrauch degree), since knowing the degree entails what other approaches are available (eg, is there a randomized algorithm with positive success change?). The two player case has already been fully classified, but the multiplayer case remains open and is addressed here. As well as some insight into finding the roots of polynomials, which is essential in our research. An in-depth introduction to Weihrauch Reducibility will be included in the presentation, along with a small introduction to Game Theory.
 
 
 
=== November 30 - Yvette Ren ===
 
 
 
Title, abstract TBA
 
  
 
==Previous Years==
 
==Previous Years==
  
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[Graduate Logic Seminar, previous semesters|here]].
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[Graduate Logic Seminar, previous semesters|here]].

Latest revision as of 11:11, 28 January 2021

The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate students and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarily original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.

  • When: TBA
  • Where: on line (ask for code).
  • Organizers: Jun Le Goh

The talk schedule is arranged at the beginning of each semester. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the organizers.

Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list: join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu

Spring 2021 - Tentative schedule

February 16 3:30PM - Short talk by Sarah Reitzes (University of Chicago)

Title: Reduction games over $\mathrm{RCA}_0$

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss joint work with Damir D. Dzhafarov and Denis R. Hirschfeldt. Our work centers on the characterization of problems P and Q such that P $\leq_{\omega}$ Q, as well as problems P and Q such that $\mathrm{RCA}_0 \vdash$ Q $\to$ P, in terms of winning strategies in certain games. These characterizations were originally introduced by Hirschfeldt and Jockusch. I will discuss extensions and generalizations of these characterizations, including a certain notion of compactness that allows us, for strategies satisfying particular conditions, to bound the number of moves it takes to win. This bound is independent of the instance of the problem P being considered. This allows us to develop the idea of Weihrauch and generalized Weihrauch reduction over some base theory. Here, we will focus on the base theory $\mathrm{RCA}_0$. In this talk, I will explore these notions of reduction among various principles, including bounding and induction principles.

Previous Years

The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found here.