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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 http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org/school or contact Brendan Fong at , or Nina Otter at .
  • Master in Pure and Applied Logic programme, Barcelona (Spain)

    The biannual two-year 'Master in Pure and Applied Logic' programme for 2018-2020, jointly organized by the University of Barcelona and by the Polytechnical University of Catalunya, is open for (pre) registration.

    The Barcelona Logic Master caters in the most central aspects of advanced logic. Professors related to the Barcelona Master in Pure and Applied Logic come from various prominent Universities and Research Institutes in the area of Barcelona.

    For more information, see here or at http://www.ub.edu/masterlogic/ or contact Ramon Jansana at .
  • ILLC professors among those holding new Jin Yuelin Chair at Tsinghua University

    Jin Yuelin is the founding father of modern logic in China, as well as a pioneer in establishing bridges in the field of philosophy between China and the West. After receiving his doctorate at Columbia University in 1920, he returned to Beijing to lecture on mathematical logic, and then went on to create the department of philosophy at Tsinghua University. In 2017, Tsinghua University decided to institute a Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair to support the activities of its Logic Center that has been in existence since 2014.

    For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=975 or contact Johan van Benthem at .

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