Stationary reflection at successors of singular cardinals

3 February 2021
Spencer Unger

We survey some recent progress in understanding stationary reflection at successors of singular cardinals and its influence on cardinal arithmetic:

1) In joint work with Yair Hayut, we reduced the consistency strength of stationary reflection at $\aleph_{\omega+1}$ to an assumption weaker than $\kappa$ is $\kappa^+$ supercompact.

2) In joint work with Yair Hayut and Omer Ben-Neria, we prove that from large cardinals it is consistent that there is a singular cardinal $\nu$ of uncountable cofinality where the singular cardinal hypothesis fails at nu and every collection of fewer than $\mathrm{cf}(\nu)$ stationary subsets of $\nu^+$ reflects at a common point.

The statement in the second theorem was not previously known to be consistent. These results make use of analysis of Prikry generic objects over iterated ultrapowers.

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