Local Realizability Toposes and a Modal Logic for Computability

S. Awodey, L. Birkedal, D.S. Scott


This work is a step toward developing a logic for types and computation that includes both the usual spaces of mathematics and constructions and spaces from logic and domain theory. Using realizability, we investigate a configuration of three toposes, which we regard as describing a notion of relative computability. Attention is focussed on a certain local map of toposes, which we study first axiomatically, and then by deriving a modal calculus as its internal logic. The resulting framework is intended as a setting for the logical and categorical study of relative computability.