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Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair Ceremony at Tsinghua University
On April 23, Tsinghua University held a ceremony for the appointment of Jin Yuelin's Visiting Chair of Logic. Jin Yuelin’s Visiting Chair of Logic is the first visiting chair established by the department of philosophy of Tsinghua University. Chen Xu, party secretary of Tsinghua University, personally issued certificates to Johan van Benthem, Jeremy Seligman, Martin Stokhof and Dag Westerstahl, who will hold the Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair for the years to come.For more information, see http://news.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/thunews/10303/2018/20180426182310512253751/20180426182310512253751_.html.
Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Modelling at ILLCDeadline: Friday 1 June 2018
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a one-year research position at the postdoc level in the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández. The mission of the group is to understand dialogical interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.
This position is part of a larger project on Asymmetry in Conversation, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the VIDI scheme. The exact research topic to be pursued by the successful applicant is flexible, but it must fit the general research agenda of the group, which is centred around computational semantics and pragmatics, in particular in interactive linguistic settings, including dialogue systems. The group has a wide international network of collaborators, both in academia and in industry research labs.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/03/18-136-postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-linguistics-and-dialogue-modelling.html or contact Dr Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
16 February - 27 May 2018, Epistemic Art at het Stedelijk MuseumLocation: Stedelijk museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
This exhibition spotlights Hennix’s Epistemic Art practice, including a series of paintings, wall drawings, and found objects—mostly made between 1974 and 2004—as well as a brand new sound work. Occupying two galleries loosely designed to resemble a psychoanalyst’s office and a waiting room, Hennix’s installation creates a concatenation of complex abstract thought, juxtaposing various fragments and formulations and leading the viewer through a model of self-illumination.
Hennix’s work plays with the transmission of meaning, drawing on a wide range of references that touch on logic, intuitionistic mathematics, modal music, and psychoanalysis. Using an overtly obtuse and densely formalized personal language, Hennix forces the uninitiated viewer towards a state she terms homosemioesis—a subjective process of meaning-making that nullifies any possibility of a transfer of knowledge between the work of art and the viewer.For more information, see https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/catherine-christer-hennix.
ILLC Events this week
22 May 2018, Master of Logic defense, Jana HaenenTitle: A Gödel-like translation from positive calculus into strict implication logicLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. N. Bezhanishvili and Dr. F.M. Lauridsen
23 May 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Giovanni MerloSpeaker: Giovanni Merlo (University of Stirling)Title: The Metaphysical Problem of Other MindsLocation: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/amsterdammetaphysicsseminar/.
(New) 23 May 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Andrew SwanSpeaker: Andrew Swan (ILLC)Title: W Types with ReductionsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 May 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Davide GrossiSpeaker: Davide GrossiLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2018/03/lira-session-davide-grossi-2/.