Position as Maitre de conférence in mathematical logic, Paris (France), Deadline: 6 March 2019

There is currently an opening for a Maitre de Conférence position (Assistant Professor) in Mathematical Logic at the University of Paris 7 in 2019. Set Theory is one of the priority areas for this position. The code of the position is 4424.

In order to apply candidates should already have a qualification that was done of the site Galaxie. More information on the position can be found here. Applications are done through the site COMITEC of the Univerity Paris Diderot. You can import your information from Galaxie. Letters of recommendation should be submitted on the following website of the Institut Mathématiques de Jussieu.

Please note that the deadline is March 6 at 16h Paris time and no applications will be accepted after that date. The first meeting of the hiring committee will be on April 15 and the interviews will be on May 15. The final decision will be made soon afterwards.

For more information and help with the application please contact Boban Velickovic.


Postdoctoral fellowships in Catalonia – Beatriu de Pinós programme (BP 2018)

The purpose of the Beatriu de Pinós programme is to award individual grants for the employment and incorporation of postdoctoral research staff into the Catalan science and technology system. The deadline for applications is March 4 2019.

For more information please visit the following site.

Candidates in logic and set theory are encouraged to contact Joan Bagaria.

Position as Maitre de conférence in mathematical logic, Paris (France), Deadline: 24 Oct 2018

There will be an opening for a Maitre de Conférence position (Assistant Professor) in Mathematical Logic at the University of Paris 7 in 2019. 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 following website:


In order to initiate the procedure the candidates should create an account on the website


The deadline for this is October 24 2018. The candidates then have till December 18 to upload their file (cv, publications, etc) . The committee then examines the files and the results are announced in February 2019. The actual positions will be announced in March 2019, but in order to apply the candidates already need to have the qualification.

For more information, please contact Boban Velickovic

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:

Alessandro Andretta
Luca Motto Ros
Matteo Viale

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)