The Structure of Counterexamples to Vaught's Conjecture

29 October 2014
Robin Knight

Counterexamples to Vaught's Conjecture regarding the number of countable
models of a theory in a logical language, may felicitously be studied by investigating a tree
of types of different arities and belonging to different languages. This
tree emerges from a category of topological spaces, and may be studied as such, without
reference to the original logic. The tree has an intuitive character of absoluteness
and of self-similarity. We present theorems expressing these ideas, some old and some new.

  • Analytic Topology in Mathematics and Computer Science