ESTS committee for 2015-2017

The composition of the new ESTS committee is:

President: Istvan Juhasz, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Vice-President: Boban Veličković, University Paris 7
Treasurer: Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki
Secretary: Ralf Schindler, Universität Münster

Members of the Committee: Mirna Džamonja, University of East Anglia
Asger Törnquist, University of Copenhagen
Philip Welch, Bristol University

Postdoc position in São Paulo

We would like to announce a post-doctoral position in the Departament of Mathematics of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) within the scope of the set-theoretic aspects of Banach spaces and related structures, to work in a joint project of Christina Brech and Piotr Koszmider (IM PAN, Warsaw) who will spend 3 months each year in São Paulo during the project ( This position is for a period of 12 months, starting between April and September 2015.

Candidates interested in related fields such as applications of forcing in analysis or set-theoretic aspects of C*-algebras, or planning to develop their interests in these directions are welcome. The extended group includes Valentin Ferenczi, Eloi Medina Galego and Artur Tomita and other postdocs such as Dana Bartosova and Brice Mbombo.

The postdoc has no teaching duties and will receive a modest monthly stipend of BRL 4100,00 (tax free). It also comprehends partial travel support and BRL 4100,00 as a support for the first expenses upon arrival, besides some small amount of money for travelling. These values should be compatible with a modest life in São Paulo, for example sharing an apartment close to a trendy neighborhood or renting an individual studio in regular neighborhood close to the campus.

The candidates must have obtained their PhD not more than 7 years before the starting date of the position and must submit their CV together with the name and e-mail address of two people who could give a recommendation letter to by March 15th. For further information about this position, please send us a message at or

Book by Ralf Schindler: Exploring Independence and Truth

Ralf Schindler: Exploring Independence and Truth, Springer 2014

” This textbook gives an introduction to axiomatic set theory and examines the
prominent questions that are relevant in current research in a manner that is
accessible to students. Its main theme is the interplay of large cardinals, inner
models, forcing, and descriptive set theory.

The following topics are covered:

• Forcing and constructability
• The Solovay-Shelah Theorem i.e. the equiconsistency of ‘every set of reals is Lebesgue measurable’ with one inaccessible cardinal
• Fine structure theory and a modern approach to sharps
• Jensen’s Covering Lemma
• The equivalence of analytic determinacy with sharps
• The theory of extenders and iteration trees
• A proof of projective determinacy from Woodin cardinals.

Set Theory requires only a basic knowledge of mathematical logic and will be
suitable for advanced students and researchers.”

13th International Workshop on Set Theory – Scientific Program

The 13th International Workshop on Set Theory took place at the CIRM, Luminy, September 29 – October 3, 2014.

The scientific program can be found here. The list of participants can be seen here.
A minicourse were given by Ralf Schindler. Available slides and abstracts can be seen here.

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship 2014/15

Mirna Dzamonja won a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for her research programme on « Nice Uncountable Constructions », to be performed in the 2014/15 academic year. The fellowships are offered to experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline.

The list of winners is available on

Kurt Gödel Research Fellowship Prize 2014

Marcin Sabok from McGill University won the prestigious Kurt Gôdel Research Fellowship Prize  (given by the Kurt Gödel Society with support from the John Templeton Foundation) in the category of Logical Foundations for 2014.The prize recognizes young Scholars (defined by being younger than 40) in various subjects in Logic.


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.


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