Title: "Games, kernels, and antitone operators"

Place: ASB 9705
Date/Time: Feb. 11 and Feb. 18, 2003 from 12:00-1:00pm
Speakers: Eugenia Ternovska, Oliver Schulte

We'll be discussing "Games, kernels, and antitone operators", a paper by Jorg Flum. (Yes, the same Flum who co-athored the book "Finite Model Theory" with Ebbinghaus).

The author talks about a close correspondence between games on graphs and antitone operators. He generalizes some theorems of combinatorial game theory from games to antitone operators.

Our interest here goes in the other direction, from antitone operators to combinatorial games. What (if anything) do the modularity properties of antitone operators (my work with Marc Denecker on NMID-logic) say about strategy functions of games on graphs?

Copies of Flum's paper are available at (ASB 9901). The discussion will be lead by Eugenia Ternovska and Oliver Schulte.