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PhD position in Logic at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

The PhD project is embedded in the research project Optimal Proofs funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research led by Rosalie Iemhoff at Utrecht University. The project in mathematical and philosophical logic is concerned with formalisation in general and proof systems in particular. Its mathematical aim is to develop methods to describe the possible proof systems of a given logic and establish, given various criteria of optimality, what the optimal proof systems of the logic are. Its philosophical aim is to develop general criteria for faithful formalisation in logic and to thereby distinguish good formalisations from bad ones.

The PhD candidate will be part of a research team consisting of two PhD-candidates, two postdoctoral researchers and Rosalie.  The project is based at the discipline group Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Utrecht University. The research carried out in the lively group is broad and varied, and part of the humanities as well as the sciences. Utrecht University currently has a Focus Area Artificial Intelligence that the department is involved in. All this provides a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment.

Qualifications: we are looking for a talented and dedicated student with a master's degree or equivalent degree in mathematics, computer science, or philosophy, specializing in logic or a related area.

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