Series: Penn State Logic Seminar

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 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 2


This is a continuation of last week's talk.  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.  We discuss
some of the background and history of von Neumann's problem.