PhDs in Logic VIII, Darmstadt

Last Call for abstracts: PhDs in Logic VIII, Darmstadt, Germany, May 9-11, 2016

PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This conference has an interdisciplinary character, welcoming contributions to various topics in Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, and Logic in Computer Science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students on their research.

We are happy to announce that the next edition of “PhDs in Logic” will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, during May 9-11 2016, hosted by the Logic research group of the Department of Mathematics, TU Darmstadt.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are :

Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia, UK)
Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Ulrich Kohlenbach (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Piotr Kowalski (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Martin Otto (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Registration and abstract submission for interested PhD students are open. We welcome contributions from any general field of Logic.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 7, 2016. For more information please see: http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/fbereiche/logik/phdsinlogic2016/?site=home

Local organisers: Julian Bitterlich, Felix Canavoi, Angeliki Koutsoukou-Argyraki, Daniel Körnlein, Florian Steinberg

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Mathematics, Logic Group

Schloßgartenstr. 7, 64289 Darmstadt

Oren Kolman 1959-2015

We are saddened to learn of the untimely death of our fellow set-theorist and logician Oren Kolman, who died recently in Norfolk, UK. Oren was born in 1959 in Ireland, but spent much of his life in the UK, with long stays in Israel and in France. He published under names Eoin Coleman and Oren Kolman and had a prolific research career both in mathematics and in musicology. He started his doctoral work with Saharon Shelah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but for personal reasons had to interrupt it. Some years later, after obtaining a PhD in musicology from King’s College London and a career in financial world in France, he came back to his logic PhD and wrote one under the direction of Pierre Matet at the University of Caen in France in 2010. Although he already had a large number of publications that he could have used as a thesis material, he decided to work on something entirely new for the thesis and produced a deep study of slender groups. After this he held a three-year post at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK and finally taught at the University of Cambridge. His recent work included fractured cardinals and omitting types, not all of it published, as well as a detailed review of Shelah’s book on « Classification Theory for Abstract Elementary Classes ». Oren was an inspirational teacher, remembered by many of his former students

Two positions for lecture courses on pluralism in set theory

The Set Theoretic Pluralism (STP) network is pleased to announce the availability of two bursary positions for its forthcoming symposium in July 2016. The deadline for applications is Monday 11th January 2016. Please read on for further details of the bursaries and how to apply.

 
Those awarded a bursary will be expected to give a short course of three lectures on a topic relevant to the network’s remit, namely pluralism in set theory. We invite applications from researchers at any stage in their career, and working in any relevant area, but we are particularly keen to fund early career researchers working in set theory and the philosophy of set theory. The bursary will include full funding for travel and accommodation for the duration of the conference.
 
The STP network is funded by a Leverhulme International Network grant and hosted at the University of Aberdeen. It is led by Toby Meadows (Principal Investigator), and coordinated by Benedict Eastaugh (Postdoctoral Researcher).
 
The STP network draws together experts in mathematics and philosophy to grapple with the increasingly popular idea that mathematical reality may be best understood as fractured and indeterminate. The STP network partners include the University of Aberdeen, Harvard University, the University of Bristol, the University of Vienna, the University of Helsinki, and the University of California, Irvine. For more details of the network’s context and aims, please refer to the network website:
 
 
The STP network’s first symposium will take place from Tuesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the University of Aberdeen. Participants include Joan Bagaria (ICREA, Barcelona), Joel David Hamkins (CUNY/NYU), Juliette Kennedy (Helskinki), Øystein Linnebo (Oslo), Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki), Robbie Williams (Leeds), Crispin Wright (Stirling), Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia), Jonas Reitz (CUNY), and Toby Meadows (Aberdeen).
 
Interested applicants should submit a one-page proposal and a short CV to the network facilitator, Benedict Eastaugh, at benedict.eastaugh@abdn.ac.uk, by Monday 11th January 2016.

 

Benedict Eastaugh
Network Facilitator, Set Theoretic Pluralism project
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Old Brewery, High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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9th Young Set Theory Workshop

The 9th Young Set Theory Workshop (YST 2016) will take place at the University of Copenhagen,
June 13th to 17th 2016.

This years tutorial speakers are Nicola Gambino, Alexander S. Kechris, Heike Mildenberger
and Stevo Todorcevic.

In addition, the programme will feature research talks by:
Dana Bartosova
Raphael Carroy
Victoria Gitman
Peter Holy
Yurii Khomskii
Sheila Miller
Sandra Uhlenbrock

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.

To register, visit the conference website.

PhD fellowships at University Paris Diderot

Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) will offer 30 highly competitive PhD contracts to international candidates from all over the world, in 2016 via the INSPIRE (INterdiSciPlinarity and excellence for doctoral training of International REsearchers in Paris) programme. These fellowships are co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, COFUND and by the French Government’s Investissements d’avenir programme. More information can be found here:

http://www.sorbonne-paris-cite.fr/index.php/fr/recherche/doctorat/cofund-inspire

Qualified candidates in logic and set theory should get in touch with Boban Velickovic. The deadline for applications is January 15 2016.

 

Mini-Symposium at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics

Mini-Symposium at the 7ECM jointly organised by DVMLG and ESTS: “Recent results in axiomatic, combinatorial, and descriptive set theory”

The 7th European Congress of Mathematics (7ECM) will take place from 18-22 July 2016 in Berlin, Germany: http://7ecm.de.

The Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung der Exakten Wissenschaften (DVMLG) and the European Set Theory Society (ESTS) are jointly organising a mini-symposium in set theory at 7ECM that highlights recent results from various subareas of set theory that are of special interest to European set theorists. The two associations invited a combination of junior and senior researchers presenting current research. The four speakers are Carolin Antos-Kuby (Vienna, Austria), Andrew Brooke-Taylor (Bristol, England), Péter Komjáth (Budapest, Hungary), and Assaf Rinot (Ramat Gan, Israel), representing both established researchers and junior researchers. All speakers have accepted our invitation to speak. Antos-Kuby plans to talk about “Forcing in different (set) theories”, Brooke-Taylor about joint work with Sheila Miller showing that the class of left distributive algebras is Borel complete, Komjáth about “Recent results on the chromatic number of graphs and set systems”, and Rinot about “A study of strong combinatorial axioms”. The mini-symposium is organised by Benedikt Löwe (president of DVMLG) and István Juhász (president of ESTS).

PhDs in Logic, Darmstadt

Call for submissions: PhDs in Logic VIII, Darmstadt, May 9-11, 2016

PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This conference has an interdisciplinary character, welcoming contributions to various topics in Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, and Logic in Computer Science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students on their research.

We are happy to announce that the next edition of PhDs in Logic will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, during May 9-11 2016, hosted by the Logic research group of the Department of Mathematics, TU Darmstadt.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are : Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia, UK) Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Ulrich Kohlenbach (TU Darmstadt, Germany) Martin Otto (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Registration and abstract submission for interested PhD students are now open. We welcome contributions from any general field of Logic. The deadline for abstract submission is February 7, 2016.

For more information please see: http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/fbereiche/logik/phdsinlogic2016/?site=home

Local organisers: Julian Bitterlich, Felix Canavoi,  Angeliki Koutsoukou-Argyraki, Daniel Koernlein, Florian Steinberg

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Mathematics, Logic Group
Schloßgartenstr. 7
64289 Darmstadt, Germany