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Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy, Konstanz, July 29-31, 2019

Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy

July 29-31, 2019, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany 

2nd instalment of the Forcing Project Networking Conferences seriesWebsite:

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 <>.

Set-theoretic methods in topology and real functions theory, Kosice, September 9-13, 2019

Set-theoretic methods in topology and real functions theory,
dedicated to 80th birthday of Lev Bukovsky
September 9-13, 2019

The conference takes place in Kosice, the city located in eastern Slovakia. There is a nice occasion of celebrating 80th birthday of Lev Bukovsky this year, who spent most of his life in the city. The webpage of the meeting is

Topics of interest include set-theoretic topology, descriptive set theory, cardinal invariants, selection principles and set-theoretic aspects of the convergence of functions.

The program consists of lectures provided by invited speakers:

  • Aleksander Blaszczyk
  • Vera Fischer
  • Istvan Juhasz
  • Menachem Magidor
  • Dilip Raghavan

and contributed talks of participants.

Participants registration with welcome reception starts on Sunday evening, September 8. We plan to open the online registration in March at the webpage of the meeting. Due to Visegrad Fund we may partially support the accommodation of small number of PhD students or young researchers, from Visegrad Countries, Eastern Partnership Countries or Western Balkans Countries.

Berkeley conference on inner model theory, July 08–19, 2019

Berkeley conference on inner model theory

July 08–19, 2019

Organizers: Ralf Schindler (Münster) and 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 (FRG), 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, to the AIM Workshop on Descriptive Inner Model Theory, held in Palo Alto (CA), June 02 — 06, 2014, to the Conference on Descriptive Inner Model Theory, held in Berkeley (CA) June 09 — 13, 2014 to the 3rd Münster Conference on inner model theory, the core model induction, and hod mice that was held in Münster (FRG), July 20 — 31, 2015, to the 1st Irvine conference on descriptive inner model theory and hod mice that was held in Irvine (CA), July 18 — 29, 2016, to the 4th Münster Conference on inner model theory, the core model induction, and hod mice that was held in Münster (FRG), July 17 — August 01, 2017, as well as to the 1st Girona conference on inner model theory that was held in Girona (Catalonia), July 16 — 27, 2018.

Once more, this conference will now draw together researchers and advanced students with an interest in inner model theory, in order to communicate and further explore recent work. There will be courses and single talks.
We will meet Monday–Friday, with 2 1/2 hours of lectures in the morning and 2 1/2 hours of lectures in the afternoon. This will leave ample time for problem sessions, informal seminars, and other interactions.

Logic Fest in the Windy City, Chicago, May 30 – June 2, 2019

The conference will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago on May 30 – June 2. We will cover topics in set theory, descriptive set theory, model theory, and various applications. The workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs, but can also be beneficial to anyone interested in current developments in logic. We will have three tutorials and several talks. The invited speakers are:



Travel support is available. Requests should be directed to Dima Sinapova. Graduate students, young researchers, female mathematicians and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Schedule of talks.

4th Arctic Set Theory Workshop

Arctic Set Theory Workshop 4

  Kilpisjärvi, Finland

January 21-26, 2019

Venue: Kilpisjärvi Research Center of the University of Helsinki.

Organizing group: Helsinki Logic Group. Organizers: Juliette Kennedy and Jouko Väänänen.

List of confirmed participants:

Juan Aguilera, Andrew Arana, David Aspero, John Baldwin, Andrew Brooke-Taylor, Filippo Calderoni, Maria-Clara Cortes, Vincenzo Dimonte, Natasha Dobrinen, Vera Fischer, Ulises Ariet Ramos Garcia, Michael Harris, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gutierrez, Åsa Hirvonen, Michael Hrusak, Asaf Karagila, Juliette Kennedy, Yuri Khomskii, Colin Mclarty, Menachem Magidor, Miguel Moreno, Miguel Angel Mota, Sandra Müller, Joni Puljujärvi, Otto Rajala, Assaf Rinot, Tapio Saarinen, Marcin Sabok, Auli Salmi, David Schrittesser, Xianghui Shi, Dima Sinapova, John Steel, Andres Villaveces, Jouko Väänänen, Hugh Woodin.

7th European Set Theory Conference, Vienna, July 1-5, 2019

The 7th European Set Theory Conference of the European Set Theory Society will take place in Vienna,  July 1 – 5, 2019.

The list of invited speakers include:

  • Jörg Brendle (Kobe University)
  • Clinton Conley (CMU)
  • Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia)
  • Todd Eisworth (Ohio University)
  • Moti Gitik (Tel Aviv University)
  • Gabriel Goldberg (Harvard)
  • Alexander Kechris (Caltech)
  • Piotr Koszmider (Polish of Academy of Sciences)
  • Maryanthe Malliaris (University of Chicago)
  • Justin Moore (Cornell University)
  • Dima Sinapova (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
  • Boaz Tsaban (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Anush Tserunyan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Matteo Viale (University of Torino)
  • Hugh Woodin (Harvard)

12th Young Set Theory Workshop, Vienna, June 26 – 29, 2019

This year’s Young Set Theory Workshop will take place in Vienna, Austria, June 26 – 29, 2019.

The program consists of 6 tutorials, four one hour lectures by each speaker.

The tutorial speakers are:

  • Jörg Brendle (Kobe University)
  • Justin Moore (Cornell University)
  • Alexander Kechris (Caltech)
  • Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
  • Matteo Viale (University of Torino)
  • Hugh Woodin (Harvard University)

The postdoc speakers are:

  • Thomas Baumhauer
  • Filippo Calderoni
  • Zoltán Vidnyánszky
  • Spencer Unger

The tutorials will be accompanied by discussion sessions. The topics and session leaders will be announced closer to the conference.

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

Axiomatic set theory and its applications, Kyoto, November 5 – 8, 2018


Workshop on Axiomatic set theory and its applications


Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences


November 5 – 8, 2018


Kyoto, Japan


ORGANIZER: Hiroaki Minami (Aichi Gakuin)
MINICOURSE: Dilip Raghavan (National University of Singapore)
SPEAKERS: Teruyuki Yorioka (Shizuoka University)
Hiroshi Sakai (Kobe University)
Sean Cox (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Ulises Ariet Ramos García (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelia)
Diego A. Mejia (Shizuoka University)
CARDONA MONTOYA Miguel Antonio (TU Wien)
David Chodounský (Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Francesco Parente (University of East Anglia)
Monroe Eskew (Kurt Gödel Research Center)
Daisuke Ikegami (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Viera Šottová (Charles University)
Tadatoshi Miyamoto (Nanzan University)
André Ottenbreit Maschio Rodrigues (Kobe University)
Tristan Bice (Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Vincenzo Dimonte (University of Udine)
Yasuo Yoshinobu (Nagoya University)
Yo Matsubara (Nagoya University)
David Aspero (University of East Anglia)
Kenta Tsukuura (Tsukuba University)
PARTICIPANTS: Jörg Brendle (Kobe University)
Tomoya Otsuka (Chiba University)
Yoshihiro Abe (Kanagawa University)
Ken Shiotani (Waseda University)
Kengo Norimatsu (Kobe University)
Edwin Phease (Kobe University)
Mika Ito (Mie University)


Reflections on Set Theoretic Reflection, Sant Bernat, November 16-19, 2018

Reflections on Set Theoretic Reflection

 16-19 November 2018

Sant Bernat, Montseny, Catalonia


Set Theory Conference

Organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute

Keynote Speakers

  • Peter Koellner (Harvard)
  • Paul Larson (Miami)
  • Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem)
  • Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki and Amsterdam)
  • W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard)



  • David Asperó (UEA, Norwich)
  • Carles Casacuberta (IMUB, Barcelona)
  • Miguel Ángel Mota (ITAM, México)
  • Konstantinos Tsaprounis (UAegean, Samos)


Venue and Accommodation

The event will take place at Hotel Sant Bernat, located in the Montseny natural park, in Catalonia.


Lodging rates are in Euros and include three hotel nights with three meals per day (from lunch on Friday 16 up to breakfast on Monday 19) plus tourist taxes.


  • Double room for single use: 427 €
  • Shared double room: 317 €
  • Shared triple room: 295 €


There is the possibility of arriving earlier and/or departing later from the hotel. In such a case, the additional costs are as follows (room prices refer to one extra night, including breakfast):


  • Double room for single use: 70 €
  • Shared double room: 43 €
  • Lunch on Monday: 26 €



Both on Friday 16 (arrival) and on Monday 19 (departure), transportation between El Prat airport of Barcelona and the hotel, passing through downtown Barcelona, will be arranged by the organisers. The bus ride from the airport to the hotel can take around two hours.


Further information on location and transportation is given here, including a map, bus schedule, car ride directions, train and taxi options.



The registration fee amounts to 75 € and includes a welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, and a mushroom hunting snack on Saturday 17. Instructions for registration and payment will be sent to pre-registered participants. Please contact the organisers for pre-registration.


List of Participants

So far the following people have pre-registered for the conference.


You may contact the organisers either directly or via the e-mail address 2018bagaria60 AT gmail DOT com.



The organisers gratefully acknowledge support from the Clay Mathematics Institute, the Foundation Compositio Mathematica, and the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona.