# Brent Cody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave., room 4110

## Education

- Ph.D. in Mathematics, The City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2012 [Dissertation: “Some Results on Large Cardinals and the Continuum Function”; Adviser: Prof. Joel D. Hamkins]
- M.S. in Mathematics, University of Virginia, 2004
- B.S. in Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002
- B.S. in Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002

## Research Interests

Cody's research is in the field of set theory and involves using forcing and large cardinals to prove that statements are independent of the usual axioms of mathematics. A lot of his work has been concerned with using the technique of forcing to arrange various behaviors of the continuum function to hold while preserving large cardinals.

## Select Publications

- B. Cody, S. Friedman, R. Honzik, “Easton functions and supercompactness,” Fundamenta Mathematicae, 226 (3):, 279-296, 2014.
- B. Cody, M. Magidor, “On Supercompactness and the continuum function,” Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, 165 (2):620-630, 2014.
- B. Cody, “Easton’s Theorem in the presence of Woodin cardinals,” Archive for Mathematical Logic, 52 (5-6):569-591, 2013.
- B. Cody, A. Apter, “Consecutive singular cardinals and the continuum function,” Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 54 (2):125-136, 2013.
- B. Cody, “The failure of GCH at a degree of supercompactness,” Mathematical Logic Quarterly,58 (1-2):83-94, 2012.

## Professional Appointments

- Fall 2013-present – Visiting Assistant Professor, VCU Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Richmond, VA
- Spring 2013 – Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada
- Fall 2012 – Postdoctoral Fellow, The Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
- 2009-2012 Research Assistant, The City University of New York, Graduate Center, New York NY

## Affiliations

- Association for Symbolic Logic (since 2008)

## Professional Activities

- Research Travel Grant from INFTY Network and the European Science Foundation, Spring 2013
- Referee for several peer-review journals including Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Fundamenta Mathematicae and Bulletin of the Polish

Academy of Sciences, 2013-2014 - Organizer of the Mid Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar (MAMLS), Spring 2012
- Organizer of the City University of New York Set Theory Seminar, Fall 2011
- Science Fellowship from the City University of New York, 2006-2008