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(New) Postdoctoral researcher in LogicDeadline: Wednesday 7 December 2016
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the area of Logic and Semantics within the project 'Cognitive Semantics and Quantities [CoSaQ]. Founding Logical Semantics on Cognitively Plausible Representations’. This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Jakub Szymanik.
The postdoctoral researcher will work within the subproject 'Founding Logical Semantics on Cognitively Plausible Representations', lasting for the first three years of the project (2017-2019), and will be employed full-time. This subproject will lay the logical, computational, and conceptual foundations for the cognitive models to be developed and tested within the other subprojects. The main task of the Postdoc will be to incorporate psychologically and cognitively plausible representations and verification mechanisms into a new logico-computational model of quantifier meaning. As no such model yet exist, its development will be an important contribution to formal semantics.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-574-postdoctoral-researcher-in-logic.html.
NWO Top Grants for Benno van den Berg and Ulle Endriss
We are pleased to announce that both Benno van den Berg and Ulle Endriss have been awarded an NWO Top grant. Van den Berg's project is entitled The Computational Content of Homotopy Type Theory and Endriss's project is entitled Customisable Collective Choice.
ILLC Events this week
(Updated) 8 December 2016, DIP Colloquium, John CollinsSpeaker: John Collins (University of East Anglia)Title: Three Grades of Variable Involvement in Natural LanguageDate & Time: Thursday 8 December 2016, 16:15-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium.
9 December 2016, L.E.J. Brouwer Symposium, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate & Time: Friday 9 December 2016, 09:15-16:30Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) invites you to the symposium L.E.J. Brouwer, fifty years later at the Science Park in Amsterdam on the 9th of December 2016, 9:45-16:45.
We have put together an interesting programme with highly renowned speakers, viz. Dirk van Dalen, Mark van Atten, Sergei Artemov, Alexander Dranishnikov, Saul Kripke, Yiannis Moschovakis, Michael Rathjen, and Raf Bocklandt. Participation is free but registration is required.For more information, see www.wiskgenoot.nl/brouwer50.
13 December 2016, Master of Logic defense, Olim TuytTitle: Canonical Rules on Neighbourhood FramesDate & Time: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili and Sebastian EnqvistMentor: Alexandru Baltag