It is known that the topological space $\omega_1$ is not compact. Further, $\omega_1$ has a least upper bound. Hence, by Theorem 27.1 of Munkres, every closed subset of $\omega_1$ is compact.

My question is: Is true that every compact subset of $\omega_1$ closed?

I do not know how to prove it and I also do not have a counterexample

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    $\begingroup$ Be aware that Theorem 27.1 of Munkres states that closed intervals in ordered spaces with the lub property are closed, not every closed set. (For example, $\omega_1$ itself is closed in $\omega_1$, but is not compact.) $\endgroup$ – sie es er Feb 13 '17 at 8:21


Since $\omega_1$ is linear order, the order topology is a Hausdorff topology. And in a Hausdorff space every compact set is closed.


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