Category Archives: Conferences

Simon Thomas: the first 60 years, Rutgers, September 15-17, 2017

The conference Simon Thomas: the first 60 years will take place this September 15–17 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

List of speakers
Clinton Conley
Ilijas Farah
Matt Foreman
Alekos Kechris
Justin Moore
Andrew Marks
Itay Neeman
Anush Tserunyan
Robin Tucker-Drob
Saharon Shelah
Hugh Woodin

Grigor Sargsyan

MFO workshop in Set Theory, Oberwolfach, February 2017

Set Theory (Workshop ID: 1707)
12 Feb – 18 Feb 2017


  • Ilijas Farah, Toronto
  • Sy-David Friedman, Wien
  • Ralf Schindler, Münster
  • Hugh Woodin, Cambridge MA

Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras, Nashville, May 5–11, 2017

Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras

May 5 – May 11, 2017

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

The Fifteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry
and Operator Algebras will take place at Vanderbilt University from
May 5 to May 11, 2017, under the direction of Jesse Peterson. The
topic of this year’s conference/school is:

Operator Algebras and Logic

As in previous years, the meeting will be a combination of spring
school and international conference, and we strongly encourage
students and postdocs to attend. The application deadline for
financial support is March 17, 2017. Please consult the conference
website for more information.
Online registration is now open at the above website.

NCGOA Spring Institute 2017 | Vanderbilt UniversityNCGOA Spring Institute 2017 

Minicourse Speakers

Speaker Affiliation Title
Bradd Hart McMaster University
Justin Moore Cornell University
Roman Sasyk Universidad de Buenos Aires
Simon Thomas Rutgers University
Anush Tserunyan UIUC

Invited Speakers

Speaker Affiliation Title
Alessandro Carderi TU Dresden
Ionut Chifan University of Iowa
Clinton Conley Carnegie Mellon University
Isaac Goldbring UC Irvine
Aleksandra Kwiatkowska University of Muenster
Yash Lodha EPFL
Martino Lupini Cal Tech
Andrew Marks UCLA
Paul McKenney Miami University in Ohio
Christian Rosendal UIC
Marcin Sabok McGill University
Thomas Sinclair Purdue University
David Sherman University of Virginia
Slawek Solecki UIUC
Gabor Szabo University of Munster
Aaron Tikuisis University of Aberdeen
Andrew Toms Purdue University
Asger Tornquist University of Copenhagen
Robin Tucker-Drob Texas A&M
Todor Tsankov Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu–PRG

MAMLS at VCU, April 1-2, 2017

MAMLS at VCU will be a gathering of set theorists working on large cardinals, inner models, forcing and relative consistency results, sponsored by the NSF and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University. While graduate students, young researchers, female mathematicians and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply for travel support, it should be stressed that any participants without their own sources of funding are eligible to apply. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis within the limits of the budget. To apply for travel support, contact

The meeting begins at 8:30am on April 1 and ends at 12pm on April 2. See the web site for more information and updates:


Omer Ben-Neria University of California at Los Angeles
James Cummings Carnegie Mellon University
Monroe Eskew Virginia Commonwealth University
Victoria Gitman City University of New York
Joel David Hamkins City University of New York
John Krueger University of North Texas
Dima Sinapova University of Illinois at Chicago
Hugh Woodin Harvard University

Logic Colloquium 2017, August 14-20, 2017

The Logic Colloquium 2017 (LC2017) is the 2017 Annual European summer meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) and will be held
during August 14-20, 2017 at the main campus of Stockholm University. The
Logic Colloquium 2017 is organised and hosted jointly by the Departments
of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stockholm University, and is also
supported by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

LC2017 will be co-located with two other logic-related events, all taking
place at Stockholm University:
— the 3rd Nordic Logic Summer School, NLS2017, August 7-12
— the 26th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic, CSL2017,
August 20-24.

There will be a joint session of CSL2017 and LC2017 in the morning of
August 20.
Further information about all events can be found on

Plenary speakers:
• David Aspero (University of East Anglia)
• Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa)
• Elisabeth Bouscaren (Paris 11)
• Christina Brech (Sao Paolo)
• Sakae Fuchino (Kobe University)
• Denis Hirschfeldt (University of Chicago)
• Wilfrid Hodges (British Academy)
• Emil Jerabek (Prague)
• Per Martin-Löf (Stockholm University)
• Dag Prawitz (Stockholm University)
• Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)

Tutorial speakers:
• Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (LSV ENS Cachan)
• Mai Gehrke (Paris 7)

LC-CSL joint session highlight speakers:
• Veronica Becher (Buenos Aires)
• Pierre Simon (UC Berkeley)

Special session on set theory

  • William Chen (Ben Gurion University)
  • Brent Cody (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
  • Ashutosh Kumar (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
  • Giorgio Laguzzi (Freiburg University)
  • Yann Pequignot (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Sandra Uhlenbrock (University of Vienna)

Abstracts of contributed talks must be submitted as pdf files via this
EasyChair page:
(If you do not have an EasyChair-account yet, you can create one at the
submission site.)

The abstracts must be prepared according to the ASL instructions here:
Please enter Title and Abstract as plain text. As the first keyword, put
the AMS 2010 classification: 03xxx

Abstracts of contributed talks submitted by ASL members, which are
accepted and prepared according to the ASL Rules for Abstracts will be
published in The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic. Upon notification of
acceptance, authors will be requested to submit the LaTex source files.

ASL will provide some student grants for participation at the LC2017.


Abstract submission for contributed talks: May 5, 2017
Notification: TBA

• Rod Downey (University of Wellington)
• Mirna Dzamonja (PC chair, University of East Anglia)

• Ali Enayat (University of Gothenburg)
• Fernando Ferreira (University of Lisbon)
• Valentin Goranko (Stockholm University)
• Martin Hils (University of Münster)
• Sara Negri (University of Helsinki)
• Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University)
• Igor Walukiewicz (University of Bordeaux)

• Mads Dam, Department of Theoretical Computer Science, KTH
• Valentin Goranko (OC co-chair), Department of Philosophy, Stockholm
• Sven-Ove Hansson, Department of Philosophy, KTH Royal Institute of
• Eric Johannesson, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
• Vera Koponen, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University
• Roussanka Loukanova, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University
• Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University
• Peter Pagin, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
• Anders Lundstedt, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
• Erik Palmgren (OC co-chair), Department of Mathematics, Stockholm
• Dag Westerståhl, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University

For enquiries on scientific and programme issues, send email to Mirna
For enquiries on organising matters, send email to:

Frontiers of Selection Principles, Warsaw, Aug 20 – Sep 1, 2017

The conference Frontiers of Selection Principles, celebrating the 60th birthday of Marion Scheepers will take place at the Dewajtis Campus, Bielanski forest, Warsaw, 20.8-1.9, 2017: 20.8-25.8 tutorial, 26.8 excursion, 27.8-1.9 conference. (This is immediately after the Logic Colloquium and immediately before the Bedlewo meeting on set theoretic topology and analysis.)


Selection principles connect topology, set theory, and functional analysis and make it possible to transport and apply methods from each of these fields to the other ones. It is now one of the most active streams of research within set theory and general topology. This conference will be fully dedicated to selection principles and their applications. It will begin with a one week tutorial, aimed mainly at students and researchers with no prior knowledge of selection principles. This tutorial will provide an overview of the filed, and a detailed introduction to its main methods. Participants with no prior knowledge attending the tutorial will thus fully benefit from the lectures of the second week, and will be able to consider possible directions for research in the field.


The second conference week will consist of invited lectures, by leading experts, on results in the frontiers of selection principles. We recommend that students and participants with expertise in other disciplines attend both weeks of the conference.


Initial details follow.


(Important: This is the only message distributed widely. Please email Piotr Szewczak ( to be included in the mailing list for details and updates.)


The expected accommodation cost is approximately 20EUR per night (full board: 30EUR).


Registration fee: Early registration: 50EUR. Normal registration: 80EUR. Registration fees will help reducing the costs for some students or early career researchers that would otherwise not be able to attend this meeting. Discount possibilities will be provided in future emails.


Tentative list of conference speakers:


Leandro Aurichi             Liljana Babinkostova                  Taras Banakh

Angello Bella*                Daniel Bernal Santos                  Maddalena Bonanzinga*

Lev Bukovsky                Steven Clontz*                           Samuel Da-Silva*

Rodrigo Dias                 Rafał Filipow                             David Gauld

Ondrej Kalenda              Ljubiša Kočinac*                        Adam Krawczyk

Adam Kwela                  Andrzej Nowik                           Selma Özçağ*

Yinhe Peng                   Szymon Plewik                          Robert Rałowski

Masami Sakai                Marion Scheepers                      Paul Szeptycki*

Piotr Szewczak              Franklin Tall                               Seçil Tokgöz

Boaz Tsaban                 Tomasz Weiss                           Lyubomyr Zdomskyy

Shuguo Zhnag               Ondrej Zindulka                         Szymon Żeberski


(* to be confirmed)


Subject to time constraints, students and other participants may have an opportunity to contribute a short lecture on a topic of selection principles.


Special request: Since a part of this workshop is especially accessible to students, we would appreciate your forwarding this message to your students and to other students who may be interested in attending this conference.


The conference is organized by Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.


On behalf of the organizing committee,


Piotr Szewczak (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University and Bar-Ilan University)

Boaz Tsaban (Bar-Ilan University)

Lyubomyr Zdomskyy (Kurt Gödel Research Center)


Second announcement:

This festive conference is dedicated to selection principles, a growth area within set theory, topology, and functional analysis. It begins with a one-week tutorial (20-25 Aug) for students and researchers with no prior knowledge in the field, and continues to a week of conference lectures by experts (27 Aug-1 Sep).
Very attractive registration costs include full board accommodation, and early registration (by 30 Apr) is even cheaper. Early registrants may request (limited) financial support.
This conference takes place immediately after the Logic Colloquium and before the Będlewo meeting on set theoretic topology and analysis.
Visit the conference webpage and subscribe to its mailing list for additional details and updates.

Appalachian Set Theory workshop: Benjamin Miller, January 21, 2017

Appalachian set theory

Saturday, January 21, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. with coffee and lunch breaks

Carnegie Mellon University

Benjamin Miller : “Applications of the open graph dichotomy”


The open graph dichotomy is a generalization of the perfect set theorem, ensuring that every open graph on an analytic set has either a countable coloring or a perfect clique. As the proof of this result is essentially the same as that of the perfect set theorem, it can be viewed as one of the very simplest descriptive set-theoretic dichotomy theorems. Nevertheless, there is an infinite-dimensional analog of the open graph dichotomy (whose proof is essentially the same) that has recently proven particularly useful in studying Borel functions, graphs, and sets of low complexity.

We will begin by stating and proving the infinite-dimensional analog of the open graph dichotomy. We will then describe how it can be used to give particularly simple proofs of several well-known facts, such as the Hurewicz dichotomies, the Jayne-Rogers theorem, and Lecomte’s characterization of the existence of countable Borel colorings of low complexity. Finally, we will turn our attention to the new result that there is a twenty-four element basis, under closed continuous embeddability, for the class of Borel functions that are not Baire class one.


2017 North American ASL Meeting: March 20-23, 2017

Conference web site

Plenary speakers
M. Aschenbrenner (UCLA)
C. Conley (Carnegie Mellon University)
I. Kalimullin (Kazan Federal Univeristy)
P. Koellner (Harvard University)
A. Medvedev (City College of New York)
A. Rinot (Bar-Ilan University)
M. Seisenberger (Swansea University)

V. Harizanov (George Washington University)

Special Sessions
Continuous model theory (Bradd Hart and Ward Henson)
Computable structure theory (Denis Hirschfeldt and Russell Miller)
Applications of set theory to topology and analysis (Michael Hrusak and Marion Scheepers)
Complexity theory and automated proofs (Sam Buss and Vijay Ganesh)
Philosophy Session (Kenneth Easwaran and Catarina Dutilh Novaes)

Program Committee
Liljana Babinkostova, Boise State University
Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
Barbara Csima, University of Waterloo
Antonina Kolokolova, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Justin Moore (chair), Cornell University

Local organizers
Liljana Babinkostova
Andrew Cortens
Samuel Coskey
Stephen Crowley
Randall Holmes
Alex Jackson
Marion Scheepers

A conference on the occasion of Jensen’s 80th birthday, Münster, Aug 02–04, 2017


Set theory conference


A conference on the occasion of Ronald B. Jensen‘s 80th birthday


Institut für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung, WWU Münster


Aug 02–Aug 04, 2017

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


Tentative list of speakers (incomplete):


10th Young Set Theory Workshop, Edinburgh, July 10–14, 2017

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


Name Institution
Brooke-Taylor, Andrew University of Leeds
Dimopoulos, Stamatis University of Bristol
Welch, Philip University of Bristol

Invited tutorial speakers:

Invited young speakers:

Invited local speakers:

Links to previous meetings: