# The many faces of E_0

Boise Set Theory Seminar, September 2012 (notes)

*Abstract*: This talk will be a discussion of several occurrences of the equivalence relation $E_0$ in mathematics. The first occurrence is in a logic puzzle about guessing the color of your hat. If this sounds all too familiar, well, there are many such puzzles. This version is an infinitary one, and was first considered by Lubarsky and Geschke. You can also find an awesome post about the problem by Richard Elwes here. (Thanks Andres!)

The second occurrence is in finding a Lebesgue nonmeasurable set.

The third occurrence is nearest and dearest to my own area of research: classifying the torsion-free abelian groups of rank 1.