PhD Positions 2019, Mathematics Münster Graduate School

*** Call: PhD Positions 2019 *** 

The Mathematics Münster Graduate School within the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure offers several

*PhD positions*
(75% position, salary level E13 TV-L)

in all fields of mathematics related to the cluster. The duration of these positions is 3 years.  The expected starting date is no later than October 2019. Generally, there are no teaching obligations but such opportunities are provided if desired by the candidates. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Your application should contain a cover letter, your CV, diplomas of your academic degrees (bachelor, master or Diplom) and transcripts of the courses taken, including marks or grades, as well as proof of your proficiency in English and German. Moreover, you have to choose one or two of the Research Areas as well as at least two potential local supervisors listed as investigators of Mathematics Münster.
Applicants are requested to include examples of their academic work, if applicable. Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted within the deadline.

In the Ada Lovelace PhD-Programme of Mathematics Münster an

*Ada Lovelace (add-on) PhD position*
(25% position, salary level E13 TV-L, to be combined with a 75% PhD position)

is offered for exceptionally strong candidates of the PhD programme of Mathematics Münster and has to be combined with a 75% PhD position. The Ada Lovelace PhD position is to contribute to gender equality within the mathematical sciences. This might for example be documented by an appropriate gender equality concept.

Your application should contain a cover letter, your CV, diplomas of your academic degrees and transcripts of courses taken, including marks or grades.
Applicants are requested to include examples of their academic work, if applicable. Please arrange for a supporting statement from at least one of the investigators of Mathematics Münster to be submitted within the deadline.

Applications for the Ada Lovelace  PhD position and for a 75% PhD position may be combined; you may also apply for the Ada Lovelace position if you already hold a 75% PhD position and are a member of Mathematics Münster.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please apply using our online application form with further instructions at:

If you have any questions, please contact
The evaluation for the current application round will start on 15 May 2019.


Young Set Theory Workshop and European Set Theory Conference – early registration extended

Dear All,

We have extended our early registration period till May 15 for both the Young Set Theory Workshop  and the European Set Theory Conference.  Please follow the links below and note that the registration is separate for the two meetings. There is limited financial support available for young researchers through the ASL and NSF; please see the websites.
Details: European Set Theory Conference

If you indicated to give a contributed lecture at the ESTC, please submit your abstract as soon as possible (you can use the code received at registration to edit your original registration and submit an abstract). 

Details: Advanced Class 2019 (Young Set Theory Workshop) 

Please upload a short research statement with your registration to the YSTW (or if you registered already, please add this statement using the code you received).

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Vienna.

Logic Colloquium 2019

Logic Colloquium 2019
August 11-16, Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract submission         April 30, 2019
Application for support    April 15, 2019
Early bird registration       May 15, 2019

  Michael Rathjen (Leeds)
  Dilip Raghavan (Singapore)

Plenary lectures
  Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)
  Ulrich Kohlenbach (Darmstadt)
  Samson Abramsky (Oxford)
  Zoé Chatzidakis (Paris)
  Osvaldo Guzman (Toronto)
  Matthew Harrison-Trainor (Wellington)
  Jan Krajíček (Prague)
  Vincenzo de Risi (Paris)
  Gil Sagi (Haifa)
  Thomas Scanlon (Berkeley)
  Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
  Martin Ziegler (KAIST, Korea)

  Set Theory, organized by David Chodounský and Osvaldo Guzmán
  Model Theory, organized by Thomas Scanlon and Maryanthe Malliaris
  Reflection Principles and Modal Logic, organized by Joost Joosten and David Fernández-Duque
  Proof Theory and Proof Complexity, organized by Ulrich Kohlenbach and Samuel Buss
  Computability, organized by Damir Dzhafarov and Alexander Shen
  Foundations of Geometry, organized by John T. Baldwin and Victor Pambuccian

  Yair Hayut (Vienna)
  Heike Mildenberger (Freiburg)
  Daniel Soukup (Vienna)
  Andy Zucker (Paris)

  Czech Technical University
  Thákurova 9
  166 34 Prague 6
  Czech Republic

2019 Boise Extravaganza

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory will take place in Ashland, Oregon, on the campus of Southern Oregon University, during June 19-21. We very much hope you will be able to participate!

The conference particularly aims to support the careers of young researchers in set theory, with travel support available for graduate students and postdocs. BEST features professional development opportunities and awards for student presentations. Please pass this invitation along to students, postdocs, and colleagues to submit an abstract and participate in BEST!

Web site:
Contact: myself or
BEST is an international conference featuring talks on a broad range of recent advances in set theory research. The conference is organized by the Set Theory group at Boise State University and is structured as a symposium of the 100th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division (AAAS-PD). BEST is also supported by the NSF and Boise State University.

Organizers: Liljana Babinkostova (Boise State University), John Clemens (Boise State University), Samuel Coskey (Boise State University), Marion Scheepers (Boise State University). Scientific Committee: Natasha Dobrinen (University of Denver), Simon Thomas (Rutgers University)

Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy, Konstanz

Call for Papers

1st Call for Papers

Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy

July 29-31, 2019, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany2nd instalment of the Forcing Project Networking Conferences series


Organization: Carolin Antos, Neil Barton, Deborah Kant, Daniel Kuby (University of Konstanz)

Invited Speakers

  • Joan Bagaria (University of Barcelona)
  • Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia)
  • Leon Horsten (University of Bristol) 
  • Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki) 
  • Godehard Link (MCMP, Munich)
  • Marianna Antonutti Marfori (MCMP, Munich) 
  • Toby Meadows (University of California, Irvine)

Call for Papers

The project “Forcing: Conceptual Change in the Foundations of Mathematics” (2018-2023) aims to analyse the development of modern set theory since the introduction of the forcing technique both from a historical and philosophical point of view. It brings together methods and research questions from different research areas in the history and philosophy of mathematics to investigate if and how the extensive use of the forcing method brought about a conceptual change in set theory; and in which ways this may influence the philosophy of set theory and the foundations of mathematics.

The research group organises a series of Networking Conferences with the goal of reaching out to researchers from these different areas. The second instalment will be devoted to the topic of recent set theory as a bridge between mathematics and philosophy and focuses on the interaction between mathematical and philosophical arguments and views in set theory. Set theory has long been both a mathematical discipline and a program with foundational motivations. It seems that this dual character makes it a natural crossway between mathematics and philosophy, possibly more so than other mathematical disciplines.


We welcome contributions which

a) add to current discussions in the philosophy of set theory (set-theoretic pluralism, height and width potentialism/actualism, the universe/multiverse debate, the forcing technique, justification of new axioms, contrasts with other foundational frameworks) by relating philosophical and mathematical arguments to one another; by working out the philosophical import of set-theoretic results; or by giving set-theoretic explications of philosophical concepts;

b) question or uphold the relevance of philosophical arguments in set theory. For example, according to Penelope Maddy’s naturalism, first philosophical arguments play no justificatory role in set theory. Should (mathematical) naturalism be understood in Maddy’s style? Are there other forms of naturalism that are more tolerant of traditional philosophical questions?

c) analyse the mathematical and philosophical content of the concept “set-theoretic practice” as used in recent set-theoretic programs. For example, do the different foundational programmes offered by the likes of Friedman, Hamkins and Woodin constitute different set-theoretic practices?

d) investigate how the inclusion of alternative set theories (constructive set theory, class theories, set theories based on non-classical logic, categorial theories of sets) impact the philosophy of set theory.


Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted in PDF (with LaTeX source) or Word format no later than March 31, 2019, via email to <>. Notifications of acceptance will be issued by April 15, 2019.

Financial support

As we would like to enable early career researchers (including PhD students) to apply, we are in the process of organizing funding for travel and accommodation for the contributed speakers. Please contact the organizers for further information. 

Conference registration

The conference is free (no conference fee) and everyone is welcome to attend. For logistical reasons, please register by sending an email to <> before July 1, 2019.


  • March 31, 2019: Deadline for submissions to CfP
  • April 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • July 1, 2019: Conference registration deadline
  • July 29-31, 2019: Conference


For inquiries please send an email to the organizers <>.