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:

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


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

The Role of the Higher Infinite in Mathematics and Other Disciplines

The Role of the Higher Infinite in Mathematics and Other Disciplines
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Cambridge, England
14 to 18 December 2015

Deadline for registration: 27 September 2015

Traditional set theory has been rather inwards-looking for many decades, dealing with the difficult and rewarding technical problems that the field provided. This has changed in the last decade, and set theorists have been eager to see the connections between their work and what is done in other fields of mathematics as well as outside of mathematics. Examples are the study of infinite games in the social sciences and theoretical computer science, the use of strong logics in data base theory, and the use of ideas from infinite combinatorial set theory in the design and analysis of efficient computer algorithms.

The workshop is the closing workshop of the research programme “Mathematical, Foundational and Computational Aspects of the Higher Infinite” at the Isaac Newton Institute and is open to all interested researchers. It will highlight this network of applications of the higher infinite in mathematics and beyond.

As part of this meeting, we are also celebrating the 50th birthday of one of the three programme organisers, Mirna Dzamonja. During one afternoon of the workshop (organised together with Jouko Väänänen), we shall have a number of talks concerned with her work.

Invited speakers: Dana Bartosova (Sao Paulo), Nathan Bowler (Hamburg), Andrew Brooke-Taylor (Bristol), Catrin Campbell-Moore (Cambridge), Merlin Carl (Konstanz), Johannes Carmesin (Cambridge), Olivier Finkel (Paris), Martin Hyland (Cambridge), Imre Leader (Cambridge), Jordi Lopez-Abad (Madrid), Bob Lubarsky (Boca Raton FL), Andrew Marks (Pasadena CA), Benjamin Miller (Vienna), Michael Rathjen (Leeds), Jiri Rosicky (Brno), Philippe Schnoebelen (Cachan).

Dzamonja afternoon speakers: István Juhasz (Budapest), Jean Larson (Gainesville FL), Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem).

If you are interested in participation, please register via the webpage (click on “Apply now”). During the registration process, you can also

(1) indicate whether you’d like to give short presentation;

(2) apply for funding (we expect to be able to grant approximately ten participants covering the ‘accommodation package’, i.e., registration fee and accommodation at Robinson College).

Workshop in Norwich: Challenges in Iterated Forcing

INI Workshop: Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK), November 2–6, 2015

This is a satellite meeting of the Isaac Newton Institute scientific programme Mathematical, Foundational and Computational Aspects of the Higher Infinite (

Workshop theme: Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing

Forcing, and especially iterated forcing, is an extremely fruitful technique for proving that certain statements in mathematics are independent from ZFC, or some other base set theory. In recent years, several different lines of research in the area of iterated forcing have given rise to new methods and striking new results. Among those are recent iteration techniques that produce models with the continuum of large cardinality, iterations of proper forcing with side conditions of uncountable cardinality, Jensen’s subcomplete forcing iterations, etc.

The invited speakers include: A. Apter, O. Ben Neria, P. Borodulin-Nadzieja, T. Eisworth, M. Kojman, M. Magidor, D. Mejia, H. Mildenberger, J.T. Moore, I. Neeman, G. Plebanek, D. Soukup, S. Unger, B. Velickovic, M. Viale, L. Wu, T. Yorioka.

The organizers are D. Aspero, J. Bagaria, M. Dzamonja and B. Loewe.

For further information, visit

Registration deadline: 25 September 2015