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Seminar on Reckoning

There may be no I-ultrafilter for any F_sigma ideal I

Jonathan Cancino


Seminar on Reckoning
Wednesday, 26. January 2022 - 11:00 to 14:00

Institute of Mathematics CAS, Zitna 25, seminar room, 3rd floor, front building

The notion of I-ultrafilter was introduced by Baumgartner, and it has been useful in providing a framework for classifying many combinatorial properties of ultrafilters. In this talk we prove, however, that the class of F_sigma ideals may provide a vacuous classification of the combinatorial properties of ultrafilters, that is, F_sigma ideals may be not useful in providing combinatorial information about ultrafilters. This in turn implies that consistently there is no Hausdorff ultrafilter, thus answering a classical question of M. Di Nasso and M. Forti.