Laura Fontanella obtained Marie-Curie Fellowship

Laura Fontanella (University of Vienna) obtained a prestigious 
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowhip, 
for a 2-year duration. She will be working at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Menachem Magidor. 
Congratulations to Laura!


15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science

CFP CLMPS 2015 first round


University of Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015

Submission deadline: 30 November 2014

The Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS) is organized every four years by the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS). The Philosophical Society of Finland, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy the Social Sciences (TINT), the Division of Theoretical Philosophy (Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies) are proud to host the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015). CLMPS 2015 is supported by University of Helsinki and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

CLMPS 2015 is co-located with the European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, Logic Colloquium 2015 (the abstract submission for Logic Colloquium 2015 opens in early 2015).

The congress will host six plenary lectures and several invited lectures. The names of the plenary lecture speakers and invited speakers will be announced soon.

CLMPS 2015 calls for contributed paperscontributed symposia, and affiliated meetingsin 17 thematic sections:

A. Logic
A1. Mathematical Logic
A2. Philosophical Logic
A3. Computational Logic and Applications of Logic
A4. Historical Aspects of Logic

B. General Philosophy of Science
B1. Methodology
B2. Formal Philosophy of Science and Formal Epistemology
B3. Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
B4. Ethical and Political Issues in the Philosophy of Science
B5. Historical Aspects in the Philosophy of Science

C. Philosophical Issues of Particular Disciplines
C1. Philosophy of the Formal Sciences (incl. Logic, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science)
C2. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences (incl. Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Climate Science)
C3. Philosophy of the Life Sciences
C4. Philosophy of the Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences
C5. Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences
C6. Philosophy of the Applied Sciences and Technology
C7. Philosophy of Medicine
C8. Metaphilosophy

In addition, some submitted abstracts will be invited to contribute to the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) Joint Commission Symposium Sessions if the programme committee considers the abstracts well suited for IUHPS themes.

Contributed papers: Please submit an abstract of 300 words prepared for autonomous review. Accepted contributed papers will be allocated in total 30 minutes (20 min for the presentation + 10 min for the discussion).

Contributed symposia: Please submit an abstract of max. 1700 words prepared for autonomous review.

The abstract should include:

a. a general description of the format and the topic of the proposed symposium and its significance (up to 500 words)
b. a 300-word abstract of each paper (3-4 papers)

Each accepted contributed symposia will be allocated a full two-hour session.

Affiliated Meetings: Affiliated meetings are half-day to full day symposia that run parallel to the CLMPS 2015 programme, and belong to the congress programme. Please consult the CLMPS 2015 submission guidelines for further information.

Rules for multiple presentations

+ Maximally one contributed individual paper
+ One is allowed to present a second paper of which one is a co-author, but then the main author of this paper must submit the paper and be registered as a participant.
+ If one participates in a contributed symposia proposal, affiliated meeting proposal or is an invited speaker, one is not allowed to submit an individual contributed paper in which one is the main author (it is possible to be a co-author of a contributed paper, but then the main author of this paper must submit the paper and be registered as a participant).

Abstracts should be submitted by using the CLMPS 2015 registration form:
Authors are kindly asked to consult the detailed submission guidelines before submitting:

All questions about submissions should be directed to the congress sectary, Ms. Päivi Seppälä
( The members of the programme committee, DLMPS committees and the local organising committee are listed here

Hannes Leitgeb (Chair of the Programme Committee)
Ilkka Niiniluoto (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)


Arthur Apter becomes a CUNY Graduate School Distinguished Professor

As of February 2104, the set theorist Arthur Apter from Baruch College (CUNY) has won a prestigious position of a CUNY Graduate School Distinguished Professor. 

Arthur has been at Baruch College since 1986, and was appointed to the Doctoral Faculty in Mathematics of the CUNY Graduate Center in 2006. He was the doctoral advisor of Shoshana Friedman (Ph.D. CUNY 2009) and doctoral co-advisor of Grigor Sargsyan (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 2009), whom he mentored as an undergraduate in the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. He is an author of a large number of research papers in set theory, specializing in large cardinals, forcing and other areas of set theory. 

ESTS is associate member of the EMS

Dear members,
I am pleased to inform you that our society has been accepted as an associate member of the European Mathematical Society, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the London Mathematical Society and Société Mathématique de France. I suppose that the website will be updated soon. We seem to be the among rare societies which does not correspond to a country, but to a mathematical subject! Best wishes to all, Mirna 
Mirna Dzamonja, President ESTS

16 months postdoc position in set theory in Torino

There is an opening for a 16 months post doc position in set theory in the department of mathematics of Torino university starting may 1st 2013 and finishing august 31st 2015. Applicants are required to be less than 35 and must have earned their Ph.D. title. It is also required to the applicants to have at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal in the last three years. The net salary is slightly more than 1400 euros per month which allow for a reasonable living in Torino, extra money for research and travel can be given.

The post doc will join the logic group of the department which consists of Matteo Viale, Alessandro Andretta, Riccardo Camerlo (polytechnical university), Daisuke Ikegami (set theory), Domenico Zambella (model theory). In the fall Daisuke Ikegami will leave and Luca Motto Ros (currently in freiburg) will most likely join the group. The selection of applicants will be based on an evaluation of the CV, of the publication records, and of their interests of research which must be in set theory. It is possible to file online the applications creating an account on the italian ministry of education website. If you intend to apply write to in order to get detailed information on the filing procedure. Applicants can deposit their online registration forms since today up to the 19th of march 2014.

Those passing a first selection will be admitted to a (skype) interview which will take place most likely in the end of march-beginning of April. The position starts at the earliest on may 1st 2014, but the starting (not the ending period) can eventually be delayed. Due to a very restrictive law on immigration, non EU-applicant should consider that the constraint on the expiration of the grant and the time required to get their working visa may shorten significantly the length
of the period in which they can use the grant.

7th Young Set Theory Workshop

The 7th Young Set Theory Workshop will take place in Bedlewo, Poland from May 12 – May 16, 2014. 

The following mathematicians have been invited to give mini-courses:

Piotr Koszmider (Polish Academy of Sciences),
Lajos Soukup (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics),
Simon Thomas (Rutgers University),
Jindrich Zapletal (University of Florida).

The invited speakers for this year are:

David Chodounsky (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic),
Aleksandra Kwiatkowska (UCLA),
Philipp Luecke (University of Bonn),
Nam Trang (Carnegie Mellon),
Konstantinos Tyros (University of Toronto).

The aims of the “Young Set Theory Workshops” are to bring together young researchers in the domain of set theory and give them the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in a friendly environment. A long-term objective of this series of workshops is to create and maintain a network of young set theorists and senior researchers, so as to establish working contacts and help disseminate knowledge in the field. 

The conference lectures will begin on May 12 in the morning and end May 16 in the afternoon. We expect that the participants arrive on May 11. 

The registration will begin early 2014. 

Please see the website for more information. 

INFTY Final Conference 4-7 March 2014, Bonn

The INFTY Final Conference marks the conclusion of the European Science Foundation Research Networking Programme INFTY – New frontiers of infinity: mathematical, philosophical, and computational prospects. The INFTY network is devoted to the study of a wide range of aspects of Infinity. It principally addresses set theory as the mathematical study of infinity, and applications of set theory within pure mathematics.

The INFTY Final Conference will take place at the Mathematics Center, University of Bonn, from Tuesday, March 4 to Friday, March 7, 2014. The scientific program of the conference features invited on set theory and neighbouring areas by internationally leading experts and young researchers as well as contributed talks. A Hausdorff Afternoon will commemorate the publication of Felix Hausdorff’s groundbreaking work Grundzüge der Mengenlehre exactly 100 years ago.

Speakers  include:
Arthur  Apter (New  York)
Joan  Bagaria (Barcelona)
Dana  Bartosova (Sao  Paulo)
Piotr Borodulin-Nadzieja (Wroclaw)
Stefan  Geschke (Hamburg)
Daisuke  Ikegami (Torino)
Juliette  Kennedy (Helsinki)
Peter  Koellner (Cambridge USA)
Milos Kurilic (Novi Sad)
Luca  Motto  Ros (Freiburg)
Walter  Purkert (Bonn)
Assaf  Rinot (Ramat-Gan)

Online registration is now possible. The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is January 30, 2014. The registration fee is 100 EUR for tenured faculty and 50 EUR otherwise.

Please see for more information or email

Some travel and accommodation funding is available for junior participants.

The program committee consists of: Joan Bagaria, Barcelona; Mirna Dzamonja, Norwich (Chair); Sy Friedman, Vienna; Peter Koepke, Bonn; Benedikt Löwe, Amsterdam/Hamburg; Erik Palmgren, Uppsala; Grzegorz Plebanek, Wroclaw; Peter Simon, Prague; Jouko Väänänen, Amsterdam/Helsinki; Andreas Weiermann, Gent.

The organizing committee consists of: Peter Koepke, Philipp Lücke, and Philipp Schlicht.

The Conference is made possible by the generous support of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and by the Infty Network. 


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