Postdoctoral position in set theory in Singapore

There is a one-year postdoctoral position in set theory available at the National University of Singapore. The expected starting date is April 1, 2015. The job advertisement is given below. To apply for it please email your CV to Dilip Raghavan at raghavan at math dot nus dot edu dot sg. If further application materials such as a reference letter are needed, then you will be contacted directly.

1.       Job title:     Research Assistant

2.       Job Description: This is a one-year postdoctoral position in set
theory.  The NUS logic group consists of 4 faculty members and a
varying numbers of postdoctoral fellows working in set theory and
recursion theory. The research in set theory focuses on Cardinal
invariants of the continuum, iterated forcing, forcing axioms,
partition calculus, and other combinatorial set theory.

3.       Job requirements: The candidate will be expected to contribute to
the research activities of the NUS logic group. There is no formal
teaching requirement.

4.       Closing date: until the position is filled.

5.       Skills: The candidate should have done original work in an area
related to the research interests of the NUS logic group.

6.      Qualifications: PhD in a related field.

Winter School in Abstract Analysis 2015, section Set Theory and Topology

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Winter School in Abstract Analysis, section Set Theory & Topology is now open. The conference will take place between Jan 31st and Feb 7th 2015 in Hejnice, Czech Republic.

Tutorial speakers for this year are:

Claude Laflamme
David Milovich
Justin T. Moore
Andrzej Roslanowski

The conference fee is 300 EUR and covers all expenses including the bus from Prague to Hejnice and back. Accommodation will be in double rooms.

We have a limited amount of money to support students and researchers without other sources of funding.

Important deadlines are:

Dec 11th, 2014 fee waiver application deadline
Dec 31st, 2014 registration deadline

To get more information about the conference, about the fee waiver program and to REGISTER please visit our web page

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would also like to ask you to help us spread this news among other people who might be interested in this conference but are out of our reach.

Hope to see you in January

David Chodounsky, Jan Stary and Jonathan Verner

Position as Maitre de conférence in mathematical logic, Paris (France), Deadline: 23 Oct 2014

There is going to be an opening for a Maitre de Conférence position (Assistant Professor)
in Mathematical Logic at the University of Paris 7 in 2015. The hiring procedure in France
requires candidates to go through a qualification procedure. This procedure is done
by the CNU (ministry committee). More information can be found on the website of
the section 25 (mathematics) of the CNU

In order to initiate the procedure the candidates should create an account on the website

The deadline for this is October 23 2014. Each candidate will then be assigned two referees
and should then send his/her cv, publications, etc to them. This should be done by
December 19 2014. The qualification will be decided in late January/early February.
The qualification is valid for 4 years. Open positions will be announced in early March 2015.

For more information, please contact Boban Velickovic

Luca Motto Ros obtained Italian Reintegration Fellowship

Luca Motto Ros recently obtained an Italian Reintegration Fellowship. This is one of the most important and prestigious Italian grants for young people, involving a national competition offering a total of 24 positions to be awarded to young candidates (at most 6 years from the PhD) working in any research field and of any nationality, who had been continuously employed abroad in the last three years. The candidates were ranked by a small committee of experts according to the evaluation of their projects made by international referees. The fellowship will result in a three years tenured track researcher position in a university of Turin.

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. 


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