# Brent Cody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

bmcody@vcu.edu

Harris Hall 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”

Advisor: 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**

My 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 my work has been concerned with

using the technique of forcing to arrange various behaviors of the

continuum function to hold while preserving large cardinals.

**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

**PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS**

Association for Symbolic Logic (since 2008)

**HONORS and 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.