Entrance hall of the ICMS

New directions in the higher infinite

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Brooke-Taylor, Andrew University of Leeds
Dimopoulos, Stamatis University of Bristol
Viale, Matteo University of Torino
Welch, Philip University of Bristol


Set theory is a fundamental area of mathematics in which active research continues to open up exciting new lines of enquiry. 

 The aims of the workshop are to:

  • bring together young researchers working in pure and applied set theory

  • give the participants the opportunity to learn from four experts in the field, who will give tutorials on current research and present new directions

  • enhance the exchange of new ideas through discussion sessions

  • build and maintain a network of young set theorists and senior researchers, so as to establish working contacts and help disseminate knowledge

  • support local research by inviting established UK-based researchers

  • highlight the UK as a major location for work in set theory to the next generation of researchers


Tutorial speakers:

Joan Bagaria, Universitat de Barcelona
Matthew Foreman, University of California, Irvine
Grigor Sargsyan, Rutgers University
Asger Törnquist, University of Copenhagen


Invited speakers:

Carolin Antos, Kurt Gödel Research Center
David Asperó, University of East Anglia
Mirna Džamonja, University of East Anglia
Silvia Steila, University of Bern
Thilo Weinert, Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev
Trevor Wilson, Miami University


The organisers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of ICMS, Foundation Compositio,  University of Torino  and University of Leeds for making this workshop possible.



It is anticipated that this workshop will begin at 09.00 on Monday 10 July and close at lunchtime on Friday 14 July. 



  • Tutorial and Invited Speakers will shortly receive an invitation from ICMS containing a link to a registration form.
  • For all other applicants wishing to attend, this APPLICATION FORM is now open with a closing date of Friday 31 March.  As places are limited, you are asked to provide a sentence or two about your research on the application form.   Applicants will be informed of the Organisers' decisions by Friday 14 April at the very latest.   Please do not book your travel until your place has been confirmed.  



There is a registration fee of 270 GBP to attend this workshop, which covers:

  • Accommodation from Sunday 9 July to Friday 14 July (5 nights)
  • Lunch on three days (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)
  • The conference dinner on Wednesday 12 July

Once applications have been submitted and accepted, participants will be emailed with information about how to pay via the University of Edinburgh's on-line payment system.  There will also be an option to stay an extra night, the night of Friday 14 July, for an additional cost of 55 GBP.   The workshop will finish at lunchtime on the Friday to enable participants to travel that day.  However, we recognise that some may require to stay on the Friday night due to flights and travel connections, hence the option to add the extra night to the standard registration package.   Please note that no other nights (other than the Friday 14 July) can be added via this payment system.  Any questions regarding payment, should be directed to:  audrey (dot) mccrorie@icms.org.uk   

    Payment should only be made once you have received confirmation that your application to attend has been accepted.
    The deadline for payment is Friday 26 May, although it would be appreciated if you could make payment as soon as possible to secure your place.
    Please use this link below to enter the EPay online payment site for the workshop: 
          Once in the EPay system, click “BOOK EVENT”.   You will then be required to login/register.
          Please note the standard nights of accommodation are arrival on Sunday 9 July and departure on Friday 14 July.  
          There is the option to stay a further night (the night of Friday 14 July only) and depart on Saturday 15 July at an additional cost of 55 GBP. You will be given this option as you progress through the system.
          A receipt will be generated once payment has been made.


The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. 


All talks will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a MAC we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 


It is anticipated that there will be a poster session during the meeting.   If you would like to present a poster, please indicate this on the application form giving a provisional title for your poster.


If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.


Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.


If you have questions regarding your participation in this workshop please contact:   YoungSetTheory2017@gmail.com

Administrative enquiries regarding practical arrangements in Edinburgh should be sent to:   audrey (dot) mccrorie@icms.org.uk



The Programme will be announced here in due course. 



Presentation Details
Bagaria, Joan
Large cardinals as reflection principles: a general framework
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Sargsyan, Grigor
Gentle introduction to descriptive inner model theory
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Steila, Silvia
Playing with equivalent forms of CH
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Name Institution
Bagaria, Joan ICREA & Universitat de Barcelona
Brooke-Taylor, Andrew University of Leeds
Dimopoulos, Stamatis University of Bristol
Le Sueur, Chris University of East Anglia
Miedzianowski, Stefan WWU Münster
Nielsen, Dan Saattrup University of Bristol
Parente, Francesco University of East Anglia
Sargsyan, Grigor Rutgers University
Steila, Silvia University of Bern
Tornquist, Asger University of Copenhagen
Welch, Philip University of Bristol
Wilson, Trevor Miami University