Simple theories (so called), introduced almost forty years ago, provide a model theoretic framework for studying certain familes of "random" objects, such as the theories of random graphs and hypergraphs. Very recent work has shown the class to contain a much greater range of complexity than previously thought. This course will cover the fundamental theorems of simple theories along with some of the new developments.
Course: Tu-Th 2:00-3:20, E 207. Office hours: after class and by appointment.
Course instructor: M. Malliaris, E 406