Category Archives: Announcements

Camilo Enrique Argoty lecture series

Camilo Enrique Argoty from the Sergio Arboleda University in Bogota, Colombia visits Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran between May 4 and May 12, 2016 for giving some lectures on the model theory of Hilbert spaces. This mini course gives a panorama of model theory of Hilbert spaces in two frameworks: continuous first order logic and abstract elementary classes. The program of the sessions is as follows:

First session: Basic Hilbert space Model Theoretic Properties: Categoricity, stability, characterization of types, quantifier elimination, characterization of non-forking
Second session: Hilbert spaces with a normal operator: Elementary equivalence, $\aleph_0$ categoricity up to perturbations, types as spectral measures, quantifier elimination, non-forking, orthogonality and domination.
Third session: Hilbert spaces with a closed unbounded self-

adjoint operator: Metric abstract elementary classes (MAEC’s); a


for a Hilbert space with a closed unbounded self-adjoint operator; continuous first order elementary equivalence; types as spectral measures; non-forking, orthogonality and domination.

Fourth session: Model theory of representations of C*-algebras: Elementary equivalence; $\aleph_0$ categoricity up to perturbations; the generic representation of a C*-algebra; homoeomorphism of the stone space and quasi-state space and quantifier elimination; Non-forking, orthogonality and domination.
Fifth session:  Further work: Elementary equivalence in *-representations of *-algebras

Academic position in Italy

There is a program in Italy to hire in an Italian university of their choice young researchers (of any nationality) with a position which (after three years) can evolve into that of an associate professor.

The program is very competitive (24 positions per year in all academic fields) and is reserved to researchers who have spent the last three years in research positions out of Italy. However in the past editions two logicians won one of these grants (Motto Ros and Dimonte), so there is room for logicians to find their way to success.
The relevant webpages for the call are:

David Fernández Bretón: An introduction to weak diamonds

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 16:00-17:30, 3096 East Hall.

I will introduce the basics of weak diamond principles, and show their usage with a couple of examples (construction of a Suslin tree and of a P-point).

2-years Postdoc Position in Mathematical Logic in Torino (train2move)

There is an opportunity to apply for a 2-years fellowship in Torino University Mathematics Department in the field of Mathematical Logic with a focus in Descriptive Set Theory (to be meant with the broadest possible meaning). The details on the application can be found at:, and the website on which one can gather all infomations is:

The deadline is 5th of may 2015. Those interested to apply can contact one of the following members of the logic group of the mathematics department in Torino:

Best regards, Matteo Viale

Postdoctoral position in set theory, Sao Paolo (Brazil)

Dear colleague,

We would like to announce a post-doctoral position in the Departament of
Mathematics of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) within the scope of
the set-theoretic aspects of Banach spaces and related structures, to work
in a joint project of Christina Brech and Piotr Koszmider (IM PAN, Warsaw)
who will spend 3 months each year in São Paulo during the project.
This position is for a period of 12 months, starting between April and September 2015.

Candidates interested in related fields such as applications of forcing in
analysis or set-theoretic aspects of C*-algebras, or planning to develop
their interests in these directions are welcome. The extended group
includes Valentin Ferenczi, Eloi Medina Galego and Artur Tomita and other
postdocs such as Dana Bartosova and Brice Mbombo.

The postdoc has no teaching duties and will receive a modest monthly
stipend of BRL 4100,00 (tax free). It also comprehends partial travel
support and BRL 4100,00 as a support for the first expenses upon arrival,
besides some small amount of money for traveling. These values should be
compatible with a modest life in São Paulo, for example sharing an
apartment close to a trendy neighborhood or renting an individual studio
in regular neighborhood close to the campus.

The candidates must have obtained their PhD not more than 7 years before
the starting date of the position and must submit their CV together with
the name and e-mail address of two people who could give a recommendation
letter to by March 15th.
For further information about this position, please send us a message at or

We kindly ask you to forward this message to anyone you know that might be
interested in this position.

All the best,
Christina and Piotr

Postdoctoral position in set theory (Singapore)

There is a one-year postdoctoral position in set theory available at the National University of Singapore. The expected starting date is April 1, 2015. The job advertisement is given below. To apply for it please email your CV to Dilip Raghavan at raghavan at math dot nus dot edu dot sg. If further application materials such as a reference letter are needed, then you will be contacted directly.

1.       Job title:     Research Assistant

2.       Job Description: This is a one-year postdoctoral position in set
theory.  The NUS logic group consists of 4 faculty members and a
varying numbers of postdoctoral fellows working in set theory and
recursion theory. The research in set theory focuses on Cardinal
invariants of the continuum, iterated forcing, forcing axioms,
partition calculus, and other combinatorial set theory.

3.       Job requirements: The candidate will be expected to contribute to
the research activities of the NUS logic group. There is no formal
teaching requirement.

4.       Closing date: until the position is filled.

5.       Skills: The candidate should have done original work in an area
related to the research interests of the NUS logic group.

6.      Qualifications: PhD in a related field.

Assistant Professor in Mathematical Logic, Paris (France), Deadline: 23 Oct 2014

Dear colleagues,

There is going to be an opening for a Maitre de Conférence position
(Assistant Professor) in Mathematical Logic at the University of Paris 7
in 2015. If you are interested in applying or know someone who would be
please let me know. 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 23 2014*. Each candidate will then be
assigned two referees and should then send his/her cv, publications, etc
to them. This should be done by *December 19 2014*. The qualification will
be decided in late January/early February. The qualification is valid for
4 years. Open positions will be announced in early *March 2015*.

with best wishes,
Boban Velickovic

Assistant Professorship in Set Theory, Ohio (U.S.A.), Deadline: 15 Nov 2014

Dear colleagues,

We at Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio) are seeking to hire a set
theorist this year for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship. Screening
of applications will begin on November 15. Details can be found here:–6255

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested, or if you know
anyone who might be interested, or if you have any questions.

Paul Larson

Joint Prague-Vienna workshop in Set Theory and Logic (29.9.-2.10.)

There will be a joint meeting between the logic groups in Prague and Vienna starting on Monday, Sep 29 and ending on Thursday, Oct 1. The meeting will take place at the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Anyone who is around is welcome to participate. The program of the meeting will be announced shortly before the actual meeting. We expect the following people to attend (at least part of) the meeting:

  • Bohuslav Balcar
  • Barnabas Farkas
  • Sy Friedman
  • Martin Goldstern
  • Jan Grebík
  • Stefan Hoffelner
  • Radek Honzík
  • David Chodounský
  • Wieslaw Kubis
  • Wei Li
  • Diego Mejia
  • Diana Montoya
  • Petr Simon
  • Jan Starý
  • Šárka Stejskalová
  • Anda Tanasie
  • Egbert Thuemmel
  • Tin Lok Wong
  • Jonathan Verner

An assistant professor position in mathematical logic, Charles University in Prague, Deadline: 31 October 2014

The Department of Algebra invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of mathematical logic. The expected starting date is January 1, 2015 or soon afterwards and is negotiable.

Areas of special interest are:
(i) interactions of logic with computational complexity theory, or
(ii) model theory (any of its facets).
However, strong candidates in all areas of mathematical logic will be considered. Candidates are required to have a proven international research record corresponding to their career stage and a postdoctoral experience.

A successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research program, teach advanced and introductory classes in Czech and/or English and possibly supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching in Czech is not required. (English is sufficient since the advanced classes may be taught in English even in standard undergraduate programs.)

The expected duration of the initial contract is three years. Such a position is renewable under a mutual agreement for another three years (and possibly for further three years, depending on the career stage). These new contracts depend on how successfully the assistant professor carries out research and teaching duties. Then, subject to a separate review process (called a habilitation), a promotion to the rank of associate professor is usual. This promotion is usually connected with a tenure. However, if the candidate’s career is already advanced with a strong research record, the initial period can be substantially reduced and you can progress to the promotion very fast.

Electronic applications accompanied by:

a curriculum vitae
a proof of PhD in a relevant field
a list of publications
a description of pedagogical experience

should be sent to Mrs. Eva Ramesova at
The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address. Informal inquiries are welcome and may be sent to Prof. Jan Krajicek at
The application deadline is October 31, 2014.

Early applications are encouraged; applications may be processed as they are received.

We may invite the best candidates for an interview during October – mid November; after that the final round of selection will follow.