It is well known that under CH every totally-disconnected compact F-space of weight at most $\omega_1$ can be embedded into the remainder $\omega^*=\beta\omega\setminus\omega$ of the Cech-Stone compactification of $\omega$. My first two questions are as follows:

**Question 1:** Under which other axioms (or weaker: in which models of set theory) does this fact also hold? What are known consistent counter-examples to this fact?

**Question 2:** Can this fact be consistently generalised to higher weights, e.g. under GCH?

My last question concerns embedding of some special separable spaces into $\beta\omega$.

**Question 3:** Let $\kappa$ be an infinite cardinal number and $A$ a closed separable subspace of $\beta\kappa$, where $\kappa$ is endowed with the discrete topology. Can $A$ always be embedded into the space $\beta\omega$? And what in the case when $A$ is countable but not necessarily closed in $\beta\kappa$?

Thank you in advance for the answers or even useful hints!

notembed in $\beta \omega$. So the answer to your comment is no, $\mathsf{MA}$ does not suffice to give you all spaces of weight at most $\mathfrak{c}$, and in fact it gives you the opposite. jstor.org/stable/1998148?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents $\endgroup$ – Will Brian Dec 12 '18 at 17:037more comments