About Me

My name is Asaf Karagila. If you came for my blog, click here.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the TU Wien, working with Martin Goldstern.

My B.Sc. and M.Sc. are from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel; you can find my masters thesis in the Papers section, my advisor was Uri Abraham. I received a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. My advisor was Menachem Magidor, and while my thesis itself is not online, it is literally an introduction and three papers which you can also find in the Papers section of the site.

My main goal is to develop new tools for constructing models of $\ZF$, and with them to solve some problems related to the axiom of choice. Hopefully it won’t be long before I can post its summary on this blog. Generally I am interested in “all things choice”, and if you have any ideas for choice-related work and you’re looking for a possible collaborator, do not hesitate to send me an email to the address below.

I am also an avid MathOverflow.net and Math.StackExchange.com user.

To reach me you can leave a comment on my blog, or send me an email at

My ORCID iD is 0000-0003-1289-0904.

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I don't have much choice…