A tenure track position in logic at the University of Torino

There is an opening for a tenure track researcher position (evolving into a permanent professorship) in mathematical logic in Torino University.
This is officially called RTD-B MAT/01 position.
The deadline for applications is set for the 5th September 2018. Details on
how to apply can be found here:

http://iisced04.rettorato.unito.it/concorsi/rtd_conc.pl?D2=028&XY=B
Alessandro Andretta
Luca Motto Ros
Matteo Viale

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Petr Simon (1944-2018)

With profound sorrow we inform the community that Prof. Petr Simon passed away on April 14th, 2018.

Petr Simon completed his studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague in 1967 and joined the faculty of the university soon thereafter to stay there as a professor and researcher for the rest of his life.

His main research interests lied in Topology following in the footsteps of a strong school of Czech topologists such as Eduard Čech, Zdeněk Frolík and Miroslav Katětov. He also actively participated in the emerging Prague Set Theory Seminar of Petr Vopěnka. Eventually, he would, together with Bohuslav Balcar, create and lead the influential Seminář z počtů (Seminar on Reckoning) which  focused on infinite combinatorics and its applications which ranged from Set theory, Theory of Boolean algebras to Topology, measure theory, and Real and Functional analysis. Together with Balcar he also continued the tradition of Frolík and Čech by organizing the yearly Winter School in Abstract Analysis and every five years the Prague Topological Symposium. He was also involved in the INFTY network project in 2009–2014.

He has published more than 70 research articles, was a member of the editorial board of Topology and its Applications, and the managing editor of Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Mathematica et Physica, participated in the elaboration of the Handbook of Boolean Algebras, and Recent Progress in General Topology III.

His main research contributions dealt with applications of basic combinatorial objects such as almost disjoint and independent families, and ultrafilters (“the most beautiful things there are”, as he used to say) to Topology and the Theory of Boolean algebras. 

Michael Hrusak

Solomon Bublick Award 2018

We are happy to announce that Menachem Magidor has been awarded the Solomon Bublick Award for 2018.

The Solomon Bublick Award (Solomon Bublick Public Service Award or Solomon Bublick Prize) is an award made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to a person who has made an important contribution to the advancement and development of the State of Israel.

The HUJI math department has posted an announcement of the award.

 

Position in mathematical logic in Torino

We are happy to announce that there is an opening for a tenure-track position in mathematical logic in the mathematics department at the University of Torino, Italy. The prospective applicant should have a strong background in any field of mathematical logic.

Tenure will be decided after three years, and is subordinate to the candidate having obtained the “Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale”, the Italian habilitation for being an associate professor in mathematical logic.
In order to apply there is a number requirements to be fulfilled, which involve several of delicate bureaucratic steps to be undertaken right away.
There is also a number of issues regarding the duties which come along with the position one must be aware before applying.
The application period will last one month and will be announced in the next two months, while the position will start in early 2019—all the relevant deadlines are not yet known.

Those willing to apply should contact any one of us at their earliest convenience, in order to get the relevant information.
The email address is firstname.familyname@unito.it

Best wishes,

Alessandro Andretta (full professor in mathematical logic — Torino University)
Luca Motto Ros (associate professor in mathematical logic — Torino University)
Matteo Viale (associate professor in mathematical logic — Torino University)

PhD opportunities in Torino

he call for the joint PhD programme in Mathematics of the polytechnical university of Torino and of the  state university of Torino will open on May 2nd and will close after May 25. The number of the fellowships will be no less than 11.
The mathematical field of specialization of the successful applicant will be decided by her/him after the selection process, applications from strong candidates with interests in in logic/set theory are welcome.

Details on how to apply can be found at

http://poliuni-mathphd-en.campusnet.unito.it/do/home.pl

For further information please contact Matteo Viale.

Rolf Schock Prize 2018 awarded to Saharon Shelah

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music have awarded this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes to four outstanding individuals.

More information can be found on the announcement of the award on the website of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The following is an excerpt.

Saharon Shelah, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, is rewarded with the 2018 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy,

“for his outstanding contributions to mathematical logic, in particular to model theory, in which his classification of theories in terms of so-called stability properties has fundamentally transformed the field of research of this discipline.”

Saharon Shelah has made fundamental contributions to mathematical logic, particularly in model theory and set theory. In model theory, Shelah developed classification theory, concerning the classification of first-order theories in terms of properties of their classes of models. The classes of models of so-called stable theories have structural properties that can be characterised in geometrical terms, while the class of models of an “unstable” theory lacks structure. Most of contemporary research in model theory builds on Shelah’s work. Shelah has also made decisive contributions to set theory, including the development of a new variety of the forcing method and remarkable results in cardinal arithmetic, and he has solved deep problems in other areas, such as algebra, algebraic geometry, topology, combinatorics, computer science, and social choice theory.  Shelah has had, and still has, an indisputable and exceptional position in mathematical logic, particularly in model theory. He is almost unbelievably productive, with seven books and more than 1100 articles to date.

Cofund : MathinParis

The international Doctoral Training in Mathematical Sciences in Paris – MathInParis – Cofunded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions offers 40 PhD fellowships within the framework of the European Horizon 2020 program “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes”.

This project has received funding from the European Uninion’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n°754362

The main features of the program is to enhance the potential and future career perspective of young researchers by offering :

1- an extremely attractive place in FSMP network for international brilliant students planning to prepare a PhD in mathematics
2- a strengthened advising
3- a broadened support for career development

 

1. Paris is indeed the city with the highest concentration of professional researchers and one of the main nodes of international research with tremendous scientific opportunities both in academic and industrial framework. FSMP is the largest network of mathematical institutions in the world, gathering all thematics in applied and fundamental mathematics as well as theoretical computer science in interaction with other sciences. In this very stimulating inter-disciplinary environment FSMP has a strong partnership with industries and support joint PhD fellows.

2. MathsinParis students follow the doctoral training research, participate to laboratory and thematic seminars following the PhD thesis topic decided with their advisor*, they are followed by a tutor** who has an external vision of the thesis progress and a external advisor*** who organize a mandatory 2/3 months abroad internship. In addition FSMP support various activities as presentation of scientific progress in a « Restitution day » or the participation at least one research school for year.

3. MathInParis Doctoral program structures also a wide range of non research oriented activities as training session for professional insertion with help of Adoc Talent Management and attending specific day as MathInParis Conference (Journée carrière des mathématiques) or Maths Jobs Forum.

The FSMP team guarantees a dedicated assistance for visa issues, housing, health, banking, etc. Furthermore, fellows will be affiliated to the French Social Security during the stay.

 

For more information please visit Cofund MathinParis website.

Candidates interested in doing a PhD in mathematical logic and set theory are encouraged to contact Boban Velickovic.