Dr. Giorgio Audrito has successfully defended his dissertation, “Generic large cardinals and absoluteness,” at the University of Torino under the supervision of Matteo Viale.

The dissertation Examing Board consisted of myself (serving as P*residente)*, Alessandro Andretta and Sean Cox. The defense took place March 2, 2016.

The dissertation was impressive, introducing (in joint work with Matteo Viale) the iterated resurrection axioms $\text{RA}_\alpha(\Gamma)$ for a forcing class $\Gamma$, which extend the idea of the resurrection axioms from my work with Thomas Johnstone, The resurrection axioms and uplifting cardinals, by making successive extensions of the same type, forming the *resurrection game*, and insisting that that the resurrection player have a winning strategy with game value $\alpha$. A similar iterative game idea underlies the $(\alpha)$-uplifting cardinals, from which the consistency of the iterated resurrection axioms can be proved. A final chapter of the dissertation (joint with Silvia Steila), develops the notion of $C$-systems of filters, generalizing the more familiar concepts of extenders and towers.

Congratulations to Giorgio!

By the way I really like the new green – white theme of your website! It looks like a preparation for St. Patrick’s Day! Anyway as the saying goes:

“There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were!” 😉

Thanks! I’m experimenting with some new themes. I think I’ll go with the lighter theme, but I’m not yet completely settled with it, so it may change a bit further.

Meanwhile, here is a taste of what doing math in Torino is like: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JoelDavidHamkins1/posts/1a4WeFUCAVY