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call for nominations for the Hausdorff medal 2019

The European Set Theory Society would like to announce a call for nominations for the Hausdorff Medal 2019. 
This prize rewards the most influential work (i.e. paper) in set theory published between 01.01.2014 and 31.12.2018.
The first prize was awarded to Hugh Woodin in 2013 and the second one to Ronald Jensen and John Steel in 2015 and the third one to Maryanthe Malliaris and Saharon Shelah in 2017.
For more information on the previous winners see:

The deadline for nominations is Dec 31 2018. With your nomination, please include a short letter motivating your proposal. 

In the name of the board of Trustees of the ESTS,
Boban Velickovic

Vera Trnkova

Dear all,

I regret to inform you that Věra Trnková passed away on Sunday May 27th. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday June 6th at 9:20 in Strasnice.


Petr Simon

Dear all,

I regret to inform you that Petr Simon passed away on Saturday April
14th. The funeral will take place on Friday April 20th at noon in Prague – Strasnice.


Two-year postdoctoral position in set theory and logic at NUS

The department of mathematics of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in set theory and logic which will start in July 2018.

The logic group at NUS consists of 4 faculty members and a varying number of postdoctoral fellows working in set theory and recursion theory. The department of mathematics has about 60 faculty members whose expertise cover major areas of mathematical research. NUS is a leading global university centered in Asia which offers an environment conducive to active research. Salary and remuneration are internationally competitive.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in mathematics at the time of starting the job, and the focus of their research should be in set theory and logic, or closely related areas.
The duration of the position is for two years.
The selected applicant is expected to start on or after July 1, 2018. The exact starting date is negotiable.
The position carries no teaching load. However optional teaching opportunities are provided.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • cover letter;
  • CV and list of publications;
  • Three reference letters (to be sent directly by the letter writers)

These materials are to be emailed to the address Applicants should also arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent directly to the address

Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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.