On NIP formulas in groups

21 November 2019
11:30
Gabriel Conant
Abstract

I will present joint work with A. Pillay on the theory of NIP formulas in arbitrary groups, which exhibit a local formulation of the notion of finitely satisfiable generics (as defined by Hrushovski, Peterzil, and Pillay). This setting generalizes ``local stable group theory" (i.e., the study of stable formulas in groups) and also the case of arbitrary NIP formulas in pseudofinite groups. Time permitting, I will mention an application of these results in additive combinatorics.