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## "Парадокс" Банаха-Тарского

In this note we interpret Voevodsky's Univalence Axiom in the language of (abstract) model categories. We then show that any posetal locally Cartesian closed model category Qt in which the mapping Hom(w)(Z B;C) : Qt --> Sets is functorial in Z and represented in Qt satises our homotopy version of the Univalence Axiom, albeit in a rather trivial way. This work was motivated by a question reported in [Gar11], asking for a model of the Univalence Axiom not equivalent to the standard one.

Pavel Florensky have been influenced by Cantor’s ideas and wrote a paper “On the symbols of infinity”. In this paper he says that transfinite mathematics of Georg Cantor is an example of symbolic vision of God, but not direct. He restates Cantor’s idea from the *Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Mannigfaltigkeitslehre: *“The absolute can only be acknowledged but never known. The absolutely infinite sequence of numbers thus seems to me to be an appopriate symbol of the absolute”. In my presentation I will analyze the meaning of symbol in Georg Cantor and Pavel Florensky and juxtapose them with the understanding of the symbol by later Florensky.

We construct a model category (in the sense of Quillen) for set theory, starting from two arbitrary, but natural, conventions. It is the simplest category satisfying our conventions and modelling the notions of niteness, countability and innite equi-cardinality. We argue that from the homotopy theoretic point of view our construction is essentially automatic following basic existing methods, and so is (almost all) the verication that the construction works.

We use the posetal model category to introduce homotopy-theoretic intu- itions to set theory. Our main observation is that the homotopy invariant version of cardinality is the covering number of Shelah's PCF theory, and that other combinatorial objects, such as Shelah's revised power function - the cardinal function featuring in Shelah's revised GCH theorem | can be obtained using similar tools. We include a small \dictionary" for set theory in QtNaamen, hoping it will help in nding more meaningful homotopy-theoretic intuitions in set theory.

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.

This proceedings publication is a compilation of selected contributions from the “Third International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems” which took place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, February 16–18, 2011. The purpose of this conference was to bring together scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia in order to exchange new discoveries and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of dynamics of information systems. Dynamics of Information Systems: Mathematical Foundation presents state-of-the art research and is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in some of the most recent discoveries in information theory and dynamical systems. Scientists in other disciplines may also benefit from the applications of new developments to their own area of study.