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Low for random reals and positivemeasure domination
 Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 2007. Preprint
, 2005
"... Abstract. The low for random reals are characterized topologically, as well as in terms of domination of Turing functionals on a set of positive measure. 1. ..."
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Abstract. The low for random reals are characterized topologically, as well as in terms of domination of Turing functionals on a set of positive measure. 1.
Uniform almost everywhere domination
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
, 2006
"... ABSTRACT. We explore the interaction between Lebesgue measure and dominating functions. We show, via both a priority construction and a forcing construction, that there is a function of incomplete degree that dominates almost all degrees. This answers a question of Dobrinen and Simpson, who showed t ..."
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ABSTRACT. We explore the interaction between Lebesgue measure and dominating functions. We show, via both a priority construction and a forcing construction, that there is a function of incomplete degree that dominates almost all degrees. This answers a question of Dobrinen and Simpson, who showed that such functions are related to the prooftheoretic strength of the regularity of Lebesgue measure for G δ sets. Our constructions essentially settle the reverse mathematical classification of this principle. 1.
Lowness notions, measure and domination
, 2008
"... Abstract. We show that positive measure domination implies uniform almost everywhere domination and that this proof translates into a proof in the subsystem WWKL0 (but not in RCA0) of the equivalence of various Lebesgue measure regularity statements introduced by Dobrinen and Simpson. This work also ..."
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Abstract. We show that positive measure domination implies uniform almost everywhere domination and that this proof translates into a proof in the subsystem WWKL0 (but not in RCA0) of the equivalence of various Lebesgue measure regularity statements introduced by Dobrinen and Simpson. This work also allows us to prove that low for weak 2randomness is the same as low for MartinLöf randomness (a result independently obtained by Nies). Using the same technique, we show that ≤LR implies ≤LK, generalizing the fact that low for MartinLöf randomness implies low for K. 1.
Almost everywhere domination and superhighness
 Mathematical Logic Quarterly
"... Let ω denote the set of natural numbers. For functions f, g: ω → ω, we say that f is dominated by g if f(n) < g(n) for all but finitely many n ∈ ω. We consider the standard “fair coin ” probability measure on the space 2 ω of infinite sequences of 0’s and 1’s. A Turing oracle B is said to be almo ..."
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Let ω denote the set of natural numbers. For functions f, g: ω → ω, we say that f is dominated by g if f(n) < g(n) for all but finitely many n ∈ ω. We consider the standard “fair coin ” probability measure on the space 2 ω of infinite sequences of 0’s and 1’s. A Turing oracle B is said to be almost everywhere dominating if, for measure one many X ∈ 2 ω, each function which is Turing computable from X is dominated by some function which is Turing computable from B. Dobrinen and Simpson have shown that the almost everywhere domination property and some of its variant properties are closely related to the reverse mathematics of measure theory. In this paper we exposit some recent results of KjosHanssen, KjosHanssen/Miller/Solomon, and others concerning LRreducibility and almost everywhere domination. We also prove the following new result: If B is almost everywhere dominating, then B is superhigh, i.e., 0 ′′ is
An extension of the recursively enumerable Turing degrees
 Journal of the London Mathematical Society
, 2006
"... Consider the countable semilattice RT consisting of the recursively enumerable Turing degrees. Although RT is known to be structurally rich, a major source of frustration is that no specific, natural degrees in RT have been discovered, except the bottom and top degrees, 0 and 0 ′. In order to overco ..."
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Consider the countable semilattice RT consisting of the recursively enumerable Turing degrees. Although RT is known to be structurally rich, a major source of frustration is that no specific, natural degrees in RT have been discovered, except the bottom and top degrees, 0 and 0 ′. In order to overcome this difficulty, we embed RT into a larger degree structure which is better behaved. Namely, consider the countable distributive lattice Pw consisting of the weak degrees (also known as Muchnik degrees) of mass problems associated with nonempty Π 0 1 subsets of 2ω. It is known that Pw contains a bottom degree 0 and a top degree 1 and is structurally rich. Moreover, Pw contains many specific, natural degrees other than 0 and 1. In particular, we show that in Pw one has 0 < d < r1 < inf(r2, 1) < 1. Here, d is the weak degree of the diagonally nonrecursive functions, and rn is the weak degree of the nrandom reals. It is known that r1 can be characterized as the maximum weak degree ofaΠ 0 1 subset of 2ω of positive measure. We now show that inf(r2, 1) can be characterized as the maximum weak degree of a Π 0 1 subset of 2ω, the Turing upward closure of which is of positive measure. We exhibit a natural embedding of RT into Pw which is onetoone, preserves the semilattice structure of RT, carries 0 to 0, and carries 0 ′ to 1. Identifying RT with its image in Pw, we show that all of the degrees in RT except 0 and 1 are incomparable with the specific degrees d, r1, and inf(r2, 1) inPw. 1.
Randomness, Lowness and Degrees
 J. of Symbolic Logic
"... Abstract. We say that A ≤LR B if every Brandom number isArandom. Intuitively this means that if oracle A can identify some patterns on some real!, oracle B can also find patterns on!. In other words, B is at least as good as A for this purpose. We study the structure of the LR degrees globally and ..."
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Abstract. We say that A ≤LR B if every Brandom number isArandom. Intuitively this means that if oracle A can identify some patterns on some real!, oracle B can also find patterns on!. In other words, B is at least as good as A for this purpose. We study the structure of the LR degrees globally and locally (i.e., restricted to the computably enumerable degrees) and their relationship with the Turing degrees. Among other results we show that whenever α is not GL2 the LR degree of α bounds 2ℵ0 degrees (so that, in particular, there exist LR degrees with uncountably many predecessors) and we give sample results which demonstrate how various techniques from the theory of the c.e. degrees can be used to prove results about the c.e. LR degrees. §1. Introduction. One of the goals of this work is to present a uniform approach to studying theLRdegrees, both globally and locally. So far the known results about this degree structure have mostly been scattered and in papers dealing with a wider range of themes in algorithmic randomness (see for example [15]). An exception is Simpson’s recent paper [20] which deals with themes like almost everywhere
Mass problems and almost everywhere domination
 Mathematical Logic Quarterly
, 2007
"... We examine the concept of almost everywhere domination from the viewpoint of mass problems. Let AED and MLR be the set of reals which are almost everywhere dominating and MartinLöf random, respectively. Let b1, b2, b3 be the degrees of unsolvability of the mass problems associated with the sets AED ..."
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We examine the concept of almost everywhere domination from the viewpoint of mass problems. Let AED and MLR be the set of reals which are almost everywhere dominating and MartinLöf random, respectively. Let b1, b2, b3 be the degrees of unsolvability of the mass problems associated with the sets AED, MLR×AED, MLR∩AED respectively. Let Pw be the lattice of degrees of unsolvability of mass problems associated with nonempty Π 0 1 subsets of 2 ω. Let 1 and 0 be the top and bottom elements of Pw. We show that inf(b1,1) and inf(b2,1) and inf(b3,1) belong to Pw and that 0 < inf(b1,1) < inf(b2,1) < inf(b3,1) < 1. Under the natural embedding of the recursively enumerable Turing degrees into Pw, we show that inf(b1,1) and inf(b3,1) but not inf(b2,1) are comparable with some recursively enumerable Turing degrees other than 0 and 0 ′. In order to make this paper more selfcontained, we exposit the proofs of some recent theorems due to Hirschfeldt, Miller, Nies, and Stephan.
Some fundamental issues concerning degrees of unsolvability
 In [6], 2005. Preprint
, 2007
"... Recall that RT is the upper semilattice of recursively enumerable Turing degrees. We consider two fundamental, classical, unresolved issues concerning RT. The first issue is to find a specific, natural, recursively enumerable Turing degree a ∈ RT which is> 0 and < 0 ′. The second issue is to f ..."
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Recall that RT is the upper semilattice of recursively enumerable Turing degrees. We consider two fundamental, classical, unresolved issues concerning RT. The first issue is to find a specific, natural, recursively enumerable Turing degree a ∈ RT which is> 0 and < 0 ′. The second issue is to find a “smallness property ” of an infinite, corecursively enumerable set A ⊆ ω which ensures that the Turing degree deg T (A) = a ∈ RT is> 0 and < 0 ′. In order to address these issues, we embed RT into a slightly larger degree structure, Pw, which is much better behaved. Namely, Pw is the lattice of weak degrees of mass problems associated with nonempty Π 0 1 subsets of 2 ω. We define a specific, natural embedding of RT into Pw, and we present some recent and new research results.
On a conjecture of Dobrinen and Simpson concerning almost everywhere domination
, 2005
"... Dobrinen and Simpson [4] introduced the notions of almost everywhere domination and uniform almost everywhere domination to study recursion theoretic analogues of results in set theory concerning domination in generic extensions of transitive models of ZFC and to study regularity properties of the L ..."
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Dobrinen and Simpson [4] introduced the notions of almost everywhere domination and uniform almost everywhere domination to study recursion theoretic analogues of results in set theory concerning domination in generic extensions of transitive models of ZFC and to study regularity properties of the Lebesgue measure on 2ω in reverse mathematics. In this article,
MASS PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH EFFECTIVELY CLOSED SETS
, 2011
"... earlier draft of this paper. The study of mass problems and Muchnik degrees was originally motivated by Kolmogorov’s nonrigorous 1932 interpretation of intuitionism as a calculus of problems. The purpose of this paper is to summarize recent investigations into the lattice of Muchnik degrees of none ..."
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earlier draft of this paper. The study of mass problems and Muchnik degrees was originally motivated by Kolmogorov’s nonrigorous 1932 interpretation of intuitionism as a calculus of problems. The purpose of this paper is to summarize recent investigations into the lattice of Muchnik degrees of nonempty effectively closed sets in Euclidean space. Let Ew be this lattice. We show that Ew provides an elegant and useful framework for the classification of certain foundationally interesting problems which are algorithmically unsolvable. We exhibit some specific degrees in Ew which are associated with such problems. In addition, we present some structural results concerning the lattice Ew. One of these results answers a question which arises naturally from the Kolmogorov interpretation. Finally, we show how Ew can be applied in symbolic dynamics, toward the classification of tiling problems