NEWS

BEST 2016 will be held on the campus of the University of San Diego, San Diego 14 – 17, June 2016. The conference is organized as a symposium of the 97th Annual Meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division. The mission of BEST 2016 is to provide a forum for interactions between set theory and related areas of mathematics and between mathematics and natural sciences, a conference that will integrate student and postdoc dissemination of research, and provide an opportunity for interaction between the leaders in the field and set theorists early in their careers. All mathematicians in set theory and related areas, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, are encouraged to present their research results at the meeting. Participation by women and other underrepresented groups is strongly encouraged. Registered participants may attend all scientific sessions as well as participate in many other activities organized by the AAAS Pacific Division.

Aaas-pd award of excellence winners at best

BEST 2013

Timothy Trujillo, Ph.D. student at the University of Denver, won the Mathematics Section award for his presentation titled A Ramsey classification theorem with applications to the Tukey theory of ultrafilters at BEST 2013. TImothy appears at the left end of the middle row in the photograph taken of student award winners from all the scientific sections represented at the 94th annual meeting of the AAAS-PD. Congratulations Tim!


BEST 2014

Three awards and two honorable mentions were made by the Mathematics Section of the AAAS-PD.
First place: William Chen (University of California, Los Angeles, California), Tight Stationarity and Careful Sets.
Second place: Timothy Trujillo (University of Denver, Denver, Colorado), Basic Tukey Reductions for Selective and Ramsey Filters on General Topological Ramsey Spaces.
Third place: John Reynolds (University of Kansas), Tychonoff’s Embedding Into an H-Closed Space.
Honorable mentions: E. William Krohne (University of North Texas), Existence of continuous Graph Homomorphisms from 2Z^2.
Kent Mussell (Boise State University, Boise, Idaho), Selection Principles In Logic.
TImothy, John and William respectively appear from left to right at the left end of the third row in the photograph taken of student award winners from all the scientific sections represented at the 95th annual meeting of the AAAS-PD. Kent appears leftmost in the fourth row, while Ed Krohne appears seventh from the left in the fourth row. Congratulations Tim, John, William, Ed and Kent!

BEST 2015

Luke Serafin, a student at Carnegie Mellon University, won the Mathematics Section award for his presentation titled Cardinal Invariants of Generalized Continua. Luke is the tallest person in the back row in the photograph taken of student award winners from all the scientific sections represented at the 96th annual meeting of the AAAS-PD. Congratulations Luke!



BEST 2016

Three awards and two honorable mentions were made by the Mathematics Section of the AAAS-PD.
First place: Jared Holshouser (University of North Texas), Jonsson Properties for Non-Ordinal Sets.
Second place: There was a tie between: Cody Dance (University of North Texas), Indiscernibles for L[T_n], and Kameryn Williams (City University of New York), Minimal Models of KelleyMorse Set Theory.
Honorable mentions: Kaethe Minden (City University of New York), Subcomplete Forcing and Trees.
Douglas Ulrich (University of Maryland at College Park), A New Notion of Cardinality for Countable First Order Theories.
represented at the 96th annual meeting of the AAAS-PD. Congratulations Jared, Cody, Kameryn, Kaethe and Douglas!

In the photograph below taken of student award winners from all the scientific sections of the 97thannual meeting of the AAAS-PD, Douglas is on the left in the back row, Cody is the tallest person in the back row, Kameryn is in the fourth row, second from the right, and Kaethe is in the fourth row directly to the right of Kameryn.



97th Annual Meeting of the AAAS Pacific Division
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