Future of Set Theory – Panel Discussion

The following is a (somewhat complete) transcription of a panel discussion held at the Fields Institute on April 1, 2015 as part of the “Forcing and its Applications Retrospective” workshop.

The speakers were

  • Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto)
  • Jindrich Zapletal (University of Florida)
  • Christina Brech (University of São Paulo)
  • Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Matteo Viale (University of Torino)
  • Justin Moore (Cornell University, Moderator)

I took notes, so please bear in mind that some of this is paraphrased. I apologize if I misrepresented anyone, and I am happy to make corrections if I am emailed.


Justin Moore: The panel was chosen in an attempt to capture stuff in, around and after the 2012 Forcing and its Applications Workshop at the Fields. I feel they represent varying fields within set theory (although they were chosen somewhat arbitrarily). To start, let’s look at the following two questions:

Question 1: Comment on your vision of set theory.

Question 2: What should we be working on in the next 10 years?

I’ve removed my partial transcript because I felt it may have misrepresented some people too much. There is an edited version available through the Fields institute that I will link to when it becomes available. -Mike