Upcoming conferences in set theory

May 30-May 31, 2015 A conference in honour of Arthur Apter and Moti Gitik’s 60th birthdays Pittsburgh

June 1-June 6, 2015 2nd Workshop on Vaught’s Conjecture Berkeley

June 8-June 12, 2015 BLAST 2015 Denton

June 15-June 3 17, 2015 22nd Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory Boise

July 6-July 17, 2015 Graduate Summer School in Set Theory Irvine

July 20-July 24, 2015 Münster conference on fine structure and inner model theory Münster

August 3- August 8, 2015 Logic Colloquium 2015 Helsinki

August 24-August 28, 2015 5th European Set Theory Conference Cambridge

August 24-August 26, 2015 International Conference on Set-Theoretic Topology and its Applications Yokohama

September 2-September 4 2014 British Logic Colloquium 2015 Cambridge

September 16-September 18, 2015 RIMS Set Theory Workshop Japan

September 20,September 21, 2015 Hamburg Workshop on Set Theory 2015, Generalized Baire Space Hamburg

September 21-September 25, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung, mini-symposium in Set Theory

October 25-October 30, 2015 8th Young Set Theory Workshop

November 2-November 6, 2015 New challenges in iterated forcing Norwich

December 14-December 18, 2015 Mathematical, Foundational and Computational Aspects of the Higher Infinite — Final workshop Cambridge

January 6-January 9, 2015 ASL Winter Meeting Seattle

January 30-February 6, 2015 Czech Winter School 2016 Hejnice

Young Set Theory Workshop in Jerusalem, October 25-30, 2015

On behalf of the organizers, I am happy to announce that the 8th Young Set Theory Workshop will take place October 25-30 2015, at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem.

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.

Péter Komjáth (Eötvös)
Menachem Magidor (HUJI)
W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)
Martin Zeman (UCI)

Invited talks:
Laura Fontanella (HUJI)
Andrew Marks (UCLA)
Diego A. Mejia (TU Wien)
Diana Ojeda-Aristizabal (University of Toronto)
Yizheng Zhu (Münster)

*The first minicourse lecture will be given on Sunday afternoon, and the last minicourse lecture will be given on Thursday’s evening.

We are happy to announce that there is no registration fee, and for most visitors, we will be able to arrange and cover the cost of accommodation (two in a room).
We are also likely to be able to offer travel support of 300-600 USD for some of the students.

To insure the availability of hotel rooms, please register as early as possible, at the following address: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/schools/math19/application

Assaf Rinot

Postdoc position in Torino

There is an opportunity to apply for a 2-years fellowship in Torino University Mathematics Department in the field of Mathematical Logic with a focus in Descriptive Set Theory (to be meant with the broadest possible meaning). The details on the application can be found at:
and the website on which one can gather all infomations is:

The deadline is 5th of may 2015. Those interested to apply can contact one of the following members of the logic group of the mathematics department in Torino:


Best regards, Matteo Viale

Mathematical logic in Torino

The group in mathematical logic at the University of Torino has a new website with information about the activity of the group and seminar announcements:


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 ( http://www.ime.usp.br/~brech/PVE/home.html). 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 brech@ime.usp.br by March 15th. For further information about this position, please send us a message at brech@ime.usp.br or p.koszmider@impan.pl.

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.”


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