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  • 8 January - 26 April 2018, Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint School

    Date: 8 January - 26 April 2018
    Location: Online and at the Lorentz Center, Leiden
    Target audience: Graduate students and early career researchers
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 November 2017

    We're delighted to announce the Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint School, an initiative to bring early career researchers into the applied category theory community. The Adjoint School comprises two phases: (1) an online reading seminar based on the recent Kan Extension Seminars, and (2) a four day research week at the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Participants will also be invited to attend Applied Category Theory 2018, which will be held immediately following the research week, also at the Lorentz Center.

    During the school, participants will work under the mentorship of four mentors, on one of the following research projects:
    - John Baez: Semantics for open Petri nets and reaction networks
    - Aleks Kissinger: Unification of the logic of causality
    - Martha Lewis: Compositional approaches to linguistics and cognition
    - Pawel Sobocinski: Modelling of open and interconnected systems

    The online seminar begins in early January 2018, and will run until the research week begins on April 23rd, 2018. Applied Category Theory 2018 will be held April 30th to May 4th.

    For more information, see or contact Brendan Fong at , or Nina Otter at .
  • Christian Schaffner interviewed by

    Christian Schaffner was interviewed by for an extensive article about the dangers of quantum computers for cryptography.

  • Launch of the Chinese translation of Rens Bod's book: A New History of Humanities

    Today (the 20th of November 2017) in Beijing Rens Bod will present the Chinese translation of his book to the Tsinghua-UvA Joint Research Center in Logic. The title is `A New History of Humanities'. Among those present will be the President of Tsinghua University, the Dean of the School of Humanities and the Dutch Deputy Ambassador.

    For more information, contact Rens Bod at .
  • Marcin Mostowski 1955-2017

    Professor Marcin Mostowski has passed away last Saturday, October 28th, 2017. He was an extremely inspiring teacher, great friend, charismatic logician and philosopher.

    For more information, see here or contact Jakub Szymanik at .
  • New Book on Trends in Computational Social Choice

    We are pleased to announce the publication of a new open-access book on Trends in Computational Social Choice.

    For more information, see

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