For more information about this meeting, contact Jan Reimann, Jason Rute, Stephen Simpson.

Title: | An Overview of Model Theory |

Seminar: | Logic Seminar |

Speaker: | Jan Reimann, Penn State |

Abstract: |

This talk will give a brief introduction to the central topics of model theory. Model theory studies mathematical structures and theories (such as groups, fields, graphs, orders) from the point of view of mathematical logic. Central notions are, among others, definability (which subsets of a structures can be defined by a formula), categoricity (how many structures satisfying a given set of axioms are there up to isomorphism), and stability (how many types are realized).
The talk is intended to give necessary background for a series of talks on continuous model theory coming up this semester. |

### Room Reservation Information

Room Number: | MB315 |

Date: | 09 / 30 / 2014 |

Time: | 02:30pm - 03:45pm |