European Set Theory Conference – deadline extended

Dear Colleague,

The Early Bird registration deadline to the 6th European Set theory
Conference has been extended to April 30th.

*Homepage of the meeting*:

At the Registration page
of the above homepage of the meeting.

With best regards,
The Organizers


Münster Set Theory Conference

A conference on the occasion of Ronald B. Jensen’s 80th birthday will take place from Aug 02–Aug 04, 2017 at the Institut für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung, WWU Münster.

List of speakers:
Gunter Fuchs (CUNY)
Moti Gitik (Tel Aviv University)
Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem)
Adrian Mathias (Reunion)
Bill Mitchell (U. Florida)
Itay Neeman (UCLA)
Grigor Sargsyan (Rutgers)
John Steel (Berkeley)
W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)
Martin Zeman (UC Irvine)

Organizers: Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem), Ralf Schindler (Münster), John Steel (Berkeley), W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)

In order to register for this conference, please send an email to Ralf Schindler at There is no registration fee, but we will ask participants for a small donation in order to cover expenses for coffee and cookies.

We can offer a few grants to doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers who are interested in attending this meeting and who do not have access to funding from a third source. If this applies to you, then please contact Ralf Schindler at

Extended deadline for the Young Set Theory Workshop 2017

Due to the availability of further places, the deadline for registering to the “New Directions in the higher infinite” (Young Set Theory) workshop has been extended to the 28th of April 2017. You can find the registration link at the following website:

which also contains information about the workshop, such as titles and abstracts for the invited talks. For any question, you may contact

With best regards,
The organisers

Bohuslav Balcar (1943-2017)

With deep sorrow we inform that Dr. Bohuslav Balcar passed away on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

Bohuslav Balcar was born in 1943. In 1965 he finished his studies at the Charles University in Prague under the supervision of P. Vopěnka. Although he obtained a degree in numerical mathematics, his main interests were mathematical logic, automata theory, and set theory. He was one of the original members of the Prague set theory seminar founded by P. Vopěnka in 1962. Between 1965 and 1975 he was a member of several departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, and in 1975 he started working at ČKD Semiconductors. While employed at the `factory’ as he liked to call the company, he was awarded the Candidate of Sciences (PhD) degree for his work on the theory of semisets, participated in a section of the `national fundamental research plan’ directed by Z. Frolík, and published his most important results. Together with P. Simon he lead the Seminar on Reckoning at Charles University, participated and later organized the Winter Schools in Abstract Analysis and Prague Topological Symposia. In 1989 he was awarded the Doctor of Science degree and started working in the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Since 1992 he was a member of the the Institute for Advanced Studies, joint research institute of the Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Bohuslav Balcar’s mathematical interests included set theory, Boolean algebras, topological dynamics, and logic foundations. He officially supervised five graduate students, and many more had earned their degree under or benefited from his unofficial supervision. His influence shaped several generations of Czech set theoreticians.

Bohuslav Balcar was a kind, inspirational, and unresentful man. He will be greatly missed.


Matti Rubin (1946-2017)

We are sorry to inform you that our colleague Matti Rubin from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel died on 6th of February, 2017.

adieu Mati, by Robert Bonnet

Dear Friends,I have lost my best friend Mati, who was one of the deepest mathematicians that I knew. These news have saddened all mathematicians, and in particular his friends.
Mati Rubin was born in September 1946, he studied in Ben Gurion University and University of Colorado with Don Monk, and he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Saharon Shelah.
He was a fantastic and deep mathematician, explaining all ideas, results and proofs in details to all colleagues interested.
He published fifty papers in different subjects, some of them in collaboration, with 26 co-authors, including Saharon Shelah and J. Don Monk.
His domains of research cover Mathematical logic, Set theory, Ordered algebraic structures, General topology and Group theory and generalizations. He was a specialist in Set theory, Boolean algebras and Reconstruction results from their automorphism groups. Some of his work is left unfinished.

With all my best wishes, Robert

Young set theory 2017 registration

We are pleased to announce that the registration for Young Set Theory 2017 is now open. It will take place in Edinburgh, 10-14 July 2017 and you can register by completing the required form, under the Participation section in the following link:

The registration will be open until the 31st of March. As places are limited, you are asked to provide a brief statement about your research on the application form. Applicants will be informed of the organisers’ decisions by Friday 14 April at the very latest. Please do not book your travel until your place has been confirmed.

If your registration is successful, you will need to pay a registration fee of £270, which covers accommodation, lunch and participation in the conference dinner. Details on how to do this will become available nearer the deadline.

We will soon update the website to include details about the talks. Meanwhile, for any question you can contact the organisers at

With best regards,

The organisers

Young set theory workshop 2017, Edinburgh

The 10th Young Set Theory Workshop will take place July 10-14, 2017 in Edinburgh.

The deadline for applications is March 30. Please see the conference website for more information about the registration.

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • bring together young researchers working in pure and applied set theory
  • give the participants the opportunity to learn from four experts in the field, who will give tutorials on current research and present new directions
  • enhance the exchange of new ideas through discussion sessions
  • build and maintain a network of young set theorists and senior researchers, so as to establish working contacts and help disseminate knowledge
  • support local research by inviting established UK-based researchers
  • highlight the UK as a major location for work in set theory to the next generation of researchers

Tutorial speakers:

Joan Bagaria, Universitat de Barcelona
Matthew Foreman, University of California, Irvine
Grigor Sargsyan, Rutgers University 
Asger Törnquist, University of Copenhagen

Invited speakers:

Carolin Antos, Kurt Gödel Research Center 
David Asperó, University of East Anglia
Mirna Džamonja, University of East Anglia
Silvia Steila, University of Bern
Thilo Weinert, Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev
Trevor Wilson, Miami University

The conference is organised by Andrew Brooke-Taylor, Stamatis Dimopoulos, Matteo Viale and Philip Welch.