The Löb Lecture: Justin Moore (Cornell University)

What makes the continuum ℵ2

Photo of Justin MooreWhile historically the question has been whether the Continuum Hypothesis is true or false, determining the relationship between the continuum and ℵ2 (the second uncountable cardinal) is arguably a much deeper and more interesting mathematical problem. I will lay out a philosophical and mathematical argument for why ℵ2 is the right value for the continuum.

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The Löb Lecture is held quadrennially in memory of Professor Martin H. Löb (1921-2006), the founder of the internationally-known Mathematical Logic Group within the Leeds School of Mathematics.