On the Theories of McDuff’s II$_1$ Factors Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Recently, Boutonnet, Chifan, and Ioana proved that McDuff's family of continuum many pairwise nonisomorphic separable II$_1$ factors are in fact pairwise non-elementarily equivalent by proving that any ultrapowers of two distinct members of the family are nonsiomorphic. We use Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse games to provide an upper bound on the quantifier-depth of sentences which distinguish these theories.

publication date

  • September 1, 2017