'Counterexamples to a conjecture of Wilkie'

27 February 2014
Jonathan Kirby

In an o-minimal expansion of the real field, while few holomorphic functions are globally definable, many may be locally definable. Wilkie conjectured that a few basic operations suffice to obtain all of them from the basic functions in the language, and proved the conjecture at generic points. However, it is false in general. Using Ax's theorem, I will explain one counterexample. However, this is not the end of the story.
This is joint work with Jones and Servi.

  • Advanced Class Logic