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About Andrzej Roslanowski

First of all, I am a Mathematician. I always claim that Mathematics is an Art and I perceive myself as an Artist. In particular, Beauty is my primary motivation to think about this or read about that. Of course, the very notion of beauty is undefinable and different persons have different ideas about what is beautiful and what is not. (After all, de gustibus non est disputandum.) Therefore I will not be surprised if you tell me that you see no beauty in what I am doing, but please tolerate my possible disinterest in your "beautiful stuff".
 
Mathematics today is HUGE. (I do not think that there is any mathematician who is really familiar with all of it.) So, being just a human being, I have to make some choices and following my heart and private sense of beauty concentrate on small pieces of mathematics.
 
Most of my energy and time is invested in questions from the area of Forcing. In 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification these are
               03E35 Consistency and independence results
               03E40 Other aspects of forcing and Boolean-valued models Of course
                03E50 Continuum hypothesis and Martin's axiom is very close too. As a matter of fact I find all subareas of Set Theory of great interest and I would love to know and understand everything that is included in
                03Exx Set theory
I have a special weakness for Set Theory of the Reals, this must be a Polish thing, I guess. But this makes me interested also in various aspects of Analysis specifically in easier parts of
       26-xx Real functions
       28-xx Measure and integration
Of course any Set Theorist must be involved in Topology, as a matter of fact I do not even think about General Topology as separate from Set Theory... So yes, I should add at least
                54-xx General topology
Being around Shelah for long time I learned to appreciate Model Theory and Algebra. And when I write this I do not just mean
               06-xx Order, lattices, ordered algebraic structures which obviously should be a part of Set Theory.... (And yes, Boolean Algebras were at some moment the central theme of my projects.) My tastes and preferences where shaped by places I visited and people I met. So you may want to look at a somewhat systematic treatment of my professional history in my Curriculum Vitae.

Positions

Present Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Mathematics
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2012 - 2015 Research Grant
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Creature Forcing
Colleague(s): Professor S. Shelah; Prof. Shelah is the PI
2007 - 2011 Research Grant
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Problems in the Theory of Forcing
Colleague(s): Professor S. Shelah; Prof. Shelah is the PI
2006 - 2006 Schönbrunn Visiting Professorship
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust
2003 - 2006 Research Grant
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Forcing for Set Theory of the Reals
Colleague(s): Professors T. Eisworth, A. Blass and S. Shelah; Prof. Shelah was the PI
1999 - 2001 Research Grant
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Classifi cation theory and fi nite model theory
Colleague(s): Professors G. Cherlin, M. Dzamonja, Y. Gurevich and S. Shelah; Prof. Shelah was the PI
1993 - 1994 Research Grant
The Polish Committee of Scienti c Research
De finaable forcing notions
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Honors and Awards

  • College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Research Award, University of Nebraska at Omaha, April 2015
  • Assigned Research Time awarded by UNO-UCR for the project World of Creatures, Spring 2002/Fall 2002
  • Assigned Research Time awarded by UNO-UCR for the project Norms on Possibili- ties: The Cutting Lines, Fall 2001
  • Summer Fellowship awarded by UNO-UCR for the project Baire Property and Large Continuum, May{August 2001
  • Golda Meir Fellowship awarded by The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust for the project Norms on possibilities, 1994-96
  • J. Marcinkiewicz Prize for Best Mathematical Student Paper (II degree), 1984

Education

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October 1991 PhD, University of Wroclaw ‐ Mathematical Institute
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May 1984 MA, University of Wroclaw ‐ Mathematical Institute
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