Postdoc in graph theory in Leeds


There is an opening for a postdoc position with Kristina Vuskovic in Leeds for (up to) 12 months from (ideally) 1st September 2018.

Details can be found at  The closing date 12 August. 


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

‘Master in Pure and Applied Logic’ programme Barcelona

Dear all,

The biannual two-year ‘Master in Pure and Applied Logic’ programme for 2018-2020, jointly organized by the University of Barcelona and by the Polytechnical University of Catalunya, is still having a few vacancies and open for registration.

The Barcelona Logic Master caters in the most central aspects of advanced logic. Professors related to the Barcelona Master in Pure and Applied Logic come from various prominent Universities and Research Institutes in the area of Barcelona.

As a novelty to next-year’s edition we offer two Best Student Stipends of one-thousand euros each to be awarded by the end of the academic year 2018-2019/beginning of the next academic year.

Interested students can find more information at
Questions or inquiries relating to the master can be sent to Ramon

With kind regards,

Joost J. Joosten
Department of Philosophy
C. Montalegre 6
08001 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Office phone: +34 9340 37984

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.


Descriptive Set Theory Day in Turin

*Descriptive Set Theory Day in Turin*

Date and place: June 12th, 2018 – Torino (Italy)

Speakers: Gianluca Basso (Turin and Lausanne), Gianluca Paolini (Jerusalem), Marcin Sabok (Montreal), S?awomir Solecki (Ithaca, NY), Anush Tserunyan (Urbana-Champaign, IL)


In both cases the participation is free, but please write an e-mail to if you intend to come (we need a rough estimate on the number of participants).

Best regards,
Luca Motto Ros (on behalf of the organizers)

Wadge Theory and Automata II, Torino

We are happy to announce that the Department of Mathematics of the University of Turin will host the following two 1-day workshops in logic.

*Workshop on Wadge Theory and Automata II*

Date and place: June 8th, 2018 – Torino (Italy)

Speakers: Jacques Duparc (Lausanne), Olivier Finkel (Paris), Matteo Mio (Lyon), Michal Skrzypczak (Warsaw), Louis Vuilleumier (Lausanne)

Blast 2018, Denver

BLAST 2018

Third Announcement

August 6-10, 2018
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado<>

The deadline for abstract submission is now extended to May 31.  Please go to to submit an abstract. The registration web page will be up soon.


We are very happy to announce that the tenth installment of BLAST will take place at the University of Denver, where its inaugural meeting took place back in 2008! After a full decade of being hosted in various universities, BLAST returns to its birthplace. The BLAST Conference Series focuses on Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic and Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic and Point-free Topology. Its full history involves the following universities: University of Denver (2008), New Mexico State University (2009), University of Colorado, Boulder (2010), University of Kansas (2011), Chapman University (2013), New Mexico State University (2015), University of North Texas (2015), Vanderbilt University (2017). The central BLAST web page can be found here: BLAST 2018 is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Denver. BLAST aims at bringing together researchers and students in the above-mentioned diverse areas and the scientific program will include three tutorials exposing the audience to various aspects of the these areas. There will also be seven invited lectures and contributed talks.

Dana Bartosova (Carnegie Mellon University)
Manuela Busaniche (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina)
Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia, UK)
David Fernandez-Breton (University of Michigan)
Vincenzo Marra (Universita degli Studi di Milano)
Wesley Holliday (UC Berkeley)
Agnes Szendrei (CU Boulder)

Paul Gartside (University of Pittsburgh)
George Metcalfe (Universität Bern)
Drew Moshier (Chapman University)

Natasha Dobrinen (University of Denver, Chair)
Nick Galatos (University of Denver)
Wesley Fussner (University of Denver)
Gavin St. John (University of Denver)


Limited funds to support the participation of graduate students and junior researchers will be available.  Requests should be submitted during registration.

May 15, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
May 15, 2018: Conference support request deadline
June 1, 2018:   Notification to authors
August 6-10, 2018:  Conference


Please refer to the BLAST 2018 web site: <> which will be populated with more information, as it becomes available. Also, please email<> with any questions or requests.