February 21
Alexei Miasnikov, Stevens Institute of Technology
First-order classification and non-standard models

In this talk I will discuss some recent advances in the first-order classification problem. I will touch on first-order rigidity and quasi finite axiomatization. However, the main point of the presentation is on how, in principle, one can describe all structures which are first-order equivalent to a given one. This leads to non-standard models of algebraic structures (aka non-standard analysis or non-standard arithmetic), which are interesting in their own right.