Series: Penn State Logic Seminar

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Time: 2:30 - 3:45 PM

Place: 306 Boucke Building

Speaker: Natasha L. Dobrinen, Mathematics, Penn State

Title: Introduction to von Neumann's Problem Concerning Measurable
Boolean Algebras, part 1


Von Neumann conjectured that every countably complete Boolean algebra
which satisfies the countable chain condition and the weak
(omega,omega)-distributive law carries a strictly positive, countably
additive measure.  This talk will cover some of the background and
history concerning von Neumann's problem.