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MSRI/Evans Lecture: The (un)reasonable effectiveness of model theory in mathematics April 28, 2014 (04:00 PM PDT - 05:00 PM PDT)
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Location: 60 Evans Hall
Speaker(s) Carol Wood (Wesleyan University)
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The talk will be built around  examples of how model theory informs our understanding in areas of mathematics such as algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry and analysis. The model theory behind these applications includes concepts such as compactness, definability, stability and o-minimality. However, we assume  no special expertise in model theory, but rather aim  to illustrate the kinds  of  mathematical questions for which a model theoretical perspective has proven to be useful.

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