Jack H. Silver (1942-2016)

http://logic.berkeley.edu/news.html

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Jack Howard Silver died on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Professor Silver was born in 1942 in Missoula, Montana. After earning his A.B. at Montana State University (now the University of Montana) in 1961, he entered graduate school in mathematics at UC Berkeley. His thesis, completed in 1966, was supervised by Robert Vaught. In 1967 he joined the mathematics department at UC Berkeley where he also became a member of the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science. He quickly rose through the ranks obtaining promotion to associate professor in 1970 and to full professor in 1975. From 1970 to 1972 he was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. Silver retired in 2010. At UC Berkeley he advised eighteen students, three of whom were in the Group in Logic (Burgess, Ignjatovich, Zach). His mathematical interests included set theory, model theory, and proof theory. His production was not extensive but his results were deep. A short summary of his results in set theory can be found here. Professor Silver was skeptical of the consistency of ZFC and even of third-order number theory. As Prof. Robert Solovay recently put it: “For at least the last 20 years, Jack was convinced that measurable cardinals (and indeed ZFC) was inconsistent. He strove mightily to prove this. If he had succeeded it would have been the theorem of the century (at least) in set theory.” He will be greatly missed.

Frontiers of Selection Principles, Warsaw

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are glad to invite you to the conference Frontiers of selection principles, celebrating the 60th birthday of Marion Scheepers. This festive conference will take place at the Dewajtis Campus, Bielanski forest, Warsaw, 21.8-1.9, 2017: 21.8-25.8 tutorial, 26.8 excursion, 27.8-1.9 conference. (This is immediately after the Logic Colloquium and immediately before the Bedlewo meeting on set theoretic topology and analysis.)

Selection principles connect topology, set theory, and functional analysis and make it possible to transport and apply methods from each of these fields to the other ones. It is now one of the most active streams of research within set theory and general topology.

For more information about the conference, please see this announcement.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Piotr Szewczak (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University and Bar-Ilan University)
Boaz Tsaban (Bar-Ilan University)
Lyubomyr Zdomskyy (Kurt Gödel Research Center)

6th European Set Theory Conference Budapest

We are pleased to announce the 6th European Set Theory Conference (6ESTC) organized by the European Set Theory Society and the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Date:
July 3 – 7, 2017. (Date of arrival: July 2, date of departure: July 8.)

Venue:
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (Reáltanoda utca 13-15, 1053, Budapest, Hungary)

Homepage of the meeting:
https://sites.google.com/site/6thestc/home

Registration:
Registration is now open at the Registration page of the above homepage of the meeting.

Highlights of the scientific program:
Awarding ceremony of the 3rd Hausdorff Medal of the European Set Theory Society and lecture by the winner.
Special morning session dedicated to the memory of András Hajnal.

Tutorial (3 lectures):
Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan), Strong colorings and their applications

Following the tradition of previous European Set Theory Conferences, the bulk of the program will consist of 50 minute invited talks.

Invited speakers:
Omer Ben-Neria (Tel-Aviv-UCLA)
Michal Doucha (Prague)
Alan Dow (UNC Charlotte)
Vera Fischer (U. Vienna)
Mohammad Golshani (Tehran)
Yair Hayut (HUJI, Jerusalem)
Michael Hrusak (UNAM, Mexico)
Péter Komjáth (ELTE, Budapest)
Milos Kurillic (Novi Sad)
Philipp Luecke (Bonn)
Maciej Malicki (Warsaw)
Maryanthe Malliaris (U Chicago)
Diego Mejia (Shizuoka)
Ben Miller (Vienna)
Justin Moore (Cornell)
Itay Neeman (UCLA)
Dillip Raghavan (Singapoore)
Slawek Solecki (Urbana)
Daniel Soukup (Vienna)
Spencer Unger (UCLA)
Toshimichi Usuba (Tokio, Waseda U)

Contributed talks, posters:
It will be possible to present a limited number of 20 minute contributed talks and a poster session is planned as well.

Deadline for submitting titles and abstracts:
May 31, 2017.

Program Committee:
I. Juhász (chair, Budapest), T. Bartoszynski (Washington, DC), M. Džamonja (Norwich), S. D. Friedman (Vienna), W. Kubiś (Prague and Warsaw), M. Magidor (Jerusalem), H. Mildenberger (Freiburg).

Local Organizing Committee:
L. Soukup (chair), M. Elekes (secretary), I. Juhász, V. Kiss, G. Sági, D. Sziráki, Z. Vidnyánszky.

All further information can be found on the homepage of the meeting:
https://sites.google.com/site/6thestc/home.

With best regards,
The Organizers

Czech Winter School 2017

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 28 and Feb 4 2017 in Hejnice, Czech Republic.

Tutorial speakers for this year are:

David Asperó
Joan Bagaria
Christina Brech
Andrew Marks

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 received a grant from the Visegrad fund which allows us to waive/partially waive registration fees of participants with limited sources of funding.

Important deadlines are:

Dec 9th, 2015 fee waiver application deadline
Dec 31st, 2015 registration deadline

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

http://www.winterschool.eu

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Hope to see you in January

David Chodounsky, Jan Stary and Jonathan Verner

Set theory conference 2017 Münster

A conference on the occasion of Ronald B. Jensen’s 80th birthday

July 29–Aug 04, 2017

Institut für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung, WWU Münster

Organizers: Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem), Ralf Schindler (Münster), John Steel (Berkeley), W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)

Tentative list of speakers (incomplete):
Gunter Fuchs (CUNY)
Moti Gitik (Tel Aviv University)
Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem)
Adrian Mathias (Reunion)
Itay Neeman (UCLA)
John Steel (Berkeley)
W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)
Martin Zeman (UC Irvine)

For more information, please see http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/logik/Personen/rds/set_theory_conference_2017.html.

Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA

There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA, from Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5, 2017. The invited speakers are Itai Ben-Yaacov (Hjorth lecture), Philipp Hieronymi, Elaine Landry, Joseph Miller, Kobi Peterzil, Dima Sinapova, Simon Thomas, Todor Tsankov, and Ryan Williams. It is expected that travel grants will be available for graduate students and faculty in early career stages; to apply contact the organizers by December 1. For further information visit http://www.logic.ucla.edu/vig2017/