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A Study of the Notion of Ampleness in Model Theory and Tits Buildings

A Study of the Notion of Ampleness in Model Theory and Tits Buildings


The proposed project AMPLE allocates in the area of mathematical Logic, Model Theory. It aims to develop a full understanding of the notion of ampleness and establish new connections between Model Theory and core mathematics.

Model Theory aims to study and classify mathematical structures according to their THEORIES, that is, the class of all first order logic sentences that are true within them. One of the most important conjectures within Model Theory is Zilber's Trichotomy Conjecture, which suggested a classification of so-called strongly minimal structures - the building bricks of large classes of first order structures. Even though having been refuted quickly after its formulation, this conjecture and its counter example by Hrushovski have shaped the research in model theory and ultimately led Hrushovski to his outstanding proofs of the Mordell-Lang Conjecture, originating in the area of Number Theory.

The notion of AMPLENESS was developed in order to classify the geometries left out in the Trichotomy Conjecture. Even though studied by many after its introduction, there is a plethora of open questions around this notion, witnessing that a thorough understanding is still missing. Answers to these questions have the potential to reshape the view on the classification of first order structures. The ER managed in her PhD thesis to solve one of the main open problems in this area, by combining tools from the field of TITS BUILDINGS, which was developed to classify simple algebraic groups and groups of Lie type.

Together with the project Supervisor, who is a leading expert in the area of ampleness, the ER will establish a full understanding of the notion of ampleness, using its close connections to the theory of Tits Buildings. This project promises new bonds between Model Theory and core mathematics as well as a high applicability to longstanding questions within Model Theory itself. It is thus of high visibility and importance to the community.
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South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
Sw7 2az London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 212 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 844075


Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:


  • Overall budget:

    € 212 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 212 933,76

Coordinated by:


United Kingdom