Topics in pseudofinite Model Theory (SoSe 2016)

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Breuillard
Prof. Dr. Dr. Katrin Tent

In recent years, surprising connections have emerged between model theory and combinatorics. Bridges have been built from one subject to the other resulting in a mutual enrichment. For example, ground breaking work of Hrushovski on stable groups and approximate groups lead to breakthroughs in additive combinatorics, and new relatively simple proofs of the Szemeredi regularity lemma have lead model theorists to greatly generalize its validity. The seminar will explore some of these connections, focusing in particular on connections with additive combinatorics and incidence geometry, taking the survey paper of Hrushovski 'On pseudofinite dimensions' as guide.


The pre-seminar meeting took place on Wednesday, the 10th of February, at 14:00h in the Lichthof on the 8th floor. During the Münster Model Theory Month (i.e. until the 18.5.), the seminar will take place on Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00 in M6. Afterwards, the seminar will take place on Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00h, in N2.