Computability Learning Seminar

Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Mohammad Mahmoud, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"A Class of Structures without a Turing Ordinal"

We continue to show that the class Kw has no Turing Ordinal. We construct a set D which is not enumeration reducible to R_\A for any structure \A in Kw. This will imply directly that if the Turing ordinal exists then it must be strictly greater than 0. On the other hand Joe Miller showed that, for our class, if the Turing Ordinal exists it must be 0. Both statements tell us that the Turing Ordinal can't exist.