“Ultimate L” explained

Hugh Woodin, American mathematician, at Berkeley

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Well, that is what I wanted to write about – Hugh Woodin‘s theories of infinity, and indeed I found a blog that discussed a lot of this – http://caicedoteaching.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/luminy-hugh-woodin-ultimate-l-i/

But that is somewhat beyond me! And there does not appear to be a wikipedia article on this, so you may have to wait for some time before you see me try to take it on.

Interestingly, Woodin’s wikipedia entry, accurately, suggests that his earlier work was sceptical as to the truth of Cantor’s continuum hypothesis  – something that his latest work turns on its head.