Pure Maths Colloquium: Ubiquity and uniqueness: everyday mathematics from a model-theoretic perspective
15 March 2010 16:15 in CM 107
Most of mathematics deals with a surprisingly limited range of ``canonical'' objects, like, say, the field of complex numbers. In many cases, model theory provide a technical explanations why this is happening, with serious implications for mathematics as a whole. In my talk, I'll try to outline some of these results and ideas.