Menachem Magidor (born 1946) is a professor of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics who specializes in mathematical logic, in particular set theory.

He received his Ph.D. in 1973 from the Hebrew University.

1987-1989: Chair, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hebrew university of Jerusalem.
1992-1996: Dean of Science, Hebrew university of Jerusalem.
1997-2009: President, Hebrew university of Jerusalem.

Magidor has 3 publications in Annals of Mathematics, 1 in Acta Mathematica, and 1 in Journal of the AMS.

Recent awards: Humboldt Prize; Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Recent and upcoming talks by Menachem Magidor

Set theory workshop at UIC, October 20-23, 2016

Set theory workshop The workshop will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on October 20-23. Topic will cover forcing, large cardinals, applications of set theory. We will have three tutorials from leading experts and several talks by younger researchers. continue reading…

High and low forcing, San Jose, Jan 11 – 15, 2016

High and low forcing January 11 to January 15, 2016 at the American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California organized by Itay Neeman and Dima Sinapova This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, is devoted to new methods of forcing, in infinitary combinatorics, and in connection with axioms about the real line. continue reading…

Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing, Norwich, November 2-6 2015

Satellite Workshop 2nd November 2015 to 6th November 2015 Held at the University of East Anglia Norwich, UK Organisers: David Aspero (University of East Anglia), Joan Bagaria (Universitat de Barcelona), Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia), Benedikt Loewe (Universität Hamburg) Workshop Theme Independence Results in Mathematics and Challenges in Iterated Forcing Forcing, and especially iterated forcing, is an extremely fruitful technique for proving that certain statements in mathematics are independent from ZFC, or some other base set theory. continue reading…

The Role of the Higher Infinite in Mathematics and Other Disciplines, December 14-18 2015

Workshop Theme The objective of the programme Mathematical, Foundational and Computational Aspects of the Higher Infinite is to stimulate the exchange of ideas among researchers pursuing different approaches to infinity: mathematical, foundational, and computational. continue reading…

8th Young Set Theory Workshop, Jerusalem, October 25-30, 2015

The 8th Young Set Theory Workshop will take place October 25-30 2015, at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. (see poster,  booklet, and Group picture) The aims of the “Young Set Theory Workshops” are to bring together young researchers in the domain of set theory and give them the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in a friendly environment. continue reading…

2nd Arctic Set Theory Workshop, February 12-17, 2015

This international workshop on the latest developments in set theory will be held in the Kilpisjärvi Research Center of the University of Helsinki, during February 12-17, 2015. A group of leading mathematical logicians, together with younger researchers, from Finland, USA, Israel, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Greece, China, and Austria will meet in this unique location to make progress on the hardest questions of set theory today. continue reading…

Logic Colloquium 2015, August 3-8, 2015

The annual European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Logic Colloquium 2015 (LC 2015), will be organized in Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015. Logic Colloquium 2015 is co-located with the 15th Conference of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, CLMPS 2015, and with the SLS Summer School in Logic. continue reading…

Meeting in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday, March 27-29, 2015

Conference in Honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th Birthday The meeting in honor of Hugh Woodin’s 60th birthday will be held on March 27-29, 2015, at Harvard University. Conference Schedule Friday, March 27, 2015. continue reading…

Double session at Fields Institute (Menachem Magidor and Vera Fischer)

Place: Fields Institute, Room 210 Date: 31-October- 2014 Time: 12:30-15:00 Speaker 1 (from 12:30 to 13:30): Vera Fischer Title: Definable Maximal Cofinitary Groups and Large Continuum Abstract: A cofinitary group is a subgroup of the group of all permutations of the natural numbers, all non-identity elements of which have only finitely many fixed points. continue reading…

Münster conference on fine structure and inner model theory, July 20-24, 2015

3rd Münster conference on inner model theory, the core model induction, and hod mice Institut für Mathematische Logik, WWU Münster, July 20 — 31, 2015 Organizers: Ralf Schindler (Münster), John Steel (Berkeley) This conference will be a sequel to the 1st Conference on the core model induction and hod mice that was held in Münster (FRB), July 19 — August 06, 2010, to the 2nd Conference on the core model induction and hod mice that was held in Münster (FRG), August 08 — 19, 2011, as well as to the AIM Workshop on Descriptive Inner Model Theory, held in Palo Alto (CA), June 02 — 06, 2014, and to the Conference on Descriptive Inner Model Theory, held in Berkeley (CA) June 09 — 13, 2014. continue reading…