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:

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:

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

Institut Mittag-Leffler 100th anniversary

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Institut Mittag-Leffler will celebrate its 100th anniversary on March 16,

The Institute was founded on the 16th of March 1916 by Professor Gösta
Mittag-Leffler and his wife Signe, who donated their magnificent villa with
its first-class library, for the purpose of creating the Institute that
bears their name. It is the oldest Mathematics Research Institute in the

Related to this event we are planning to organise the 27th  Nordic Congress of Mathematics in Stockholm on March 16-20.

The registration is open. I would like to mention that the congress is free. We do not have any conference fee.

With best wishes, Ari Laptev
Director, Institut Mittag-Leffler

Position as Maitre de conférence in mathematical logic, Paris (France), Deadline: 26 Oct 2015

It is likely that there will be another opening for a Maitre de Conférence position (Assistant Professor) in Mathematical Logic at the University of Paris 7 in 2016. 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 26 2015. Each candidate will then be assigned two referees and should then send his/her cv, publications, etc to them. This should be done by January 21 2016. The qualification will be decided in late February.
The qualification is valid for 4 years. Open positions will be announced in  March 2016.

For more information, please contact Boban Velickovic

Winter School in Abstract Analysis 2016

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Winter School in Abstract Analysis, section Set Theory and Topology is now open. The conference will take place between Jan 30th and Feb 6th 2016 in Hejnice, Czech Republic.

Tutorial speakers for this year are:

Martin Goldstern
Thomas Jech
Yiannis N. Moschovakis
Lyubomyr Zdomskyy

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 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

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

Menachem Magidor 70th Birthday Conference

A conference for the occasion of Menachem Magidor’s 70th birthday will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, February 17-19, 2016.

Please see the conference website for more information, including registration.

Invited speakers:

Artur Apter (CUNY)
Joan Bagaria (ICREA & UB)
James Cummings (CMU)
Mirna Dzamonja (UEA)
Ilijas Farah (York)
Matthew Foreman (UCI)
Moti Gitik (TAU)
Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki)
Peter Koepke (Bonn)
Jean Larson (Florida)
Bill Mitchell (Florida)
Ralf Schindler (Münster)
Saharon Shelah (HUJI)
Dima Sinapova (UIC)
John Steel (Berkeley)
Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki & ILLC)
Boban Velickovic (Paris 7)
Matteo Viale (Torino)
Philip Welch (Bristol)
Hugh Woodin (Harvard)


Laura Fontanella
Asaf Karagila
Assaf Rinot


Workshop in Torino: Perspectives on Infinity

The Perspectives on Infinity (P.O.I.) workshop in Pure and Descriptive Set Theory will take place as announced on september 25th and 26th in Turin. An updated program is available on the webpage of the workshop:

We can provide accomodation to students attending the workshop. The students interested can send an email to raphael dot carroy at unito dot it before the end of the week.

See you soon in Turin!

Alessandro Andretta, Raphaël Carroy, Luca Motto Ros, and Matteo Viale