Climb into Cantor’s Attic, where you will find infinities large and small. We aim to provide a comprehensive resource of information about all notions of mathematical infinity.

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The upper attic

The middle attic

The lower attic

The parlour

The playroom

The library

The cellar

**Sources**

Cantor's Attic (original site)

Joel David Hamkins blog post about the Attic

Latest working snapshot at the wayback machine

Welcome to the lower attic, where the countably infinite ordinals climb ever higher, one upon another, in an eternal self-similar reflecting ascent.

- $\omega_1$, the first uncountable ordinal, and the other uncountable cardinals of the middle attic
- stable ordinals
- The ordinals of infinite time Turing machines, including
- admissible ordinals and relativized Church-Kleene $\omega_1^x$
- Church-Kleene $\omega_1^{ck}$, the supremum of the computable ordinals
- the omega one of
chess
- $\omega_1^{\mathfrak{Ch}_{\!\!\!\!\sim}}$ = the supremum of the game values for white of all positions in infinite chess
- $\omega_1^{\mathfrak{Ch},c}$ = the supremum of the game values for white of the computable positions in infinite chess
- $\omega_1^{\mathfrak{Ch}}$ = the supremum of the game values for white of the finite positions in infinite chess

- the Takeuti-Feferman-Buchholz ordinal
- the Bachmann-Howard ordinal
- the large Veblen ordinal
- the small Veblen ordinal
- the Extended Veblen function
- the Feferman-Schütte ordinal $\Gamma_0$
- $\epsilon_0$ and the hierarchy of $\epsilon_\alpha$ numbers
- indecomposable ordinal
- the small countable ordinals, such as $\omega,\omega+1,\ldots,\omega\cdot 2,\ldots,\omega^2,\ldots,\omega^\omega,\ldots,\omega^{\omega^\omega},\ldots$ up to $\epsilon_0$
- Hilbert’s hotel and other toys in the playroom
- $\omega$, the smallest infinity
- down to the parlour, where large finite numbers dream