# Indestructibility and the level-by-level agreement between strong compactness and supercompactness

• J. D. Apter Arthur W.~and Hamkins, “Indestructibility and the level-by-level agreement between strong compactness and supercompactness,” J.~Symbolic Logic, vol. 67, iss. 2, pp. 820-840, 2002.
@ARTICLE{ApterHamkins2002:LevelByLevel,
AUTHOR = {Apter, Arthur W.~and Hamkins, Joel David},
TITLE = {Indestructibility and the level-by-level agreement between strong compactness and supercompactness},
JOURNAL = {J.~Symbolic Logic},
FJOURNAL = {The Journal of Symbolic Logic},
VOLUME = {67},
YEAR = {2002},
NUMBER = {2},
PAGES = {820--840},
ISSN = {0022-4812},
CODEN = {JSYLA6},
MRCLASS = {03E35 (03E55)},
MRNUMBER = {1905168 (2003e:03095)},
MRREVIEWER = {Carlos A.~Di Prisco},
DOI = {10.2178/jsl/1190150111},
URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2178/jsl/1190150111},
eprint = {math/0102086},
archivePrefix = {arXiv},
primaryClass = {math.LO},
}

Can a supercompact cardinal $\kappa$ be Laver indestructible when there is a level-by-level agreement between strong compactness and supercompactness? In this article, we show that if there is a sufficiently large cardinal above $\kappa$, then no, it cannot. Conversely, if one weakens the requirement either by demanding less indestructibility, such as requiring only indestructibility by stratified posets, or less level-by-level agreement, such as requiring it only on measure one sets, then yes, it can.