Dept Banner
Dept Banner

Course Descriptions

16:640:569 - Select Topics Logic

Simon Thomas


Countable Borel Equivalence Relations




Familiarity with the basic theory of complete separable metric spaces and their Borel subsets


This course will be an introduction to countable Borel equivalence relations, a very active area of classical descriptive set theory which interacts nontrivially with such diverse areas of mathematics as model theory, computability theory, group theory and ergodic theory. The topics to be covered will include applications of superrigidity theory to countable Borel equivalence relations, as well as some recent applications of Borel determinacy. No prior knowledge of superrigidity or determinacy will be assumed.

Sections Taught This Semester:

For more information on instructors and sections for this course, please see our Teaching Schedule Page

Contact Us

HillCenter small

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Hill Center - Busch Campus
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA

Phone: +1.848.445.2390
Fax: +1.732.445.5530