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Projects and Awards
(New) 20 - 21 November 2019, The Lindström Lectures, Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: The Lindström Lectures 2019Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
The Lindström Lectures is an annual lecture hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg celebrating the singular achievements of Pelle Lindström (1936-2009). Each year, a distinguished logician is invited to deliver a general lecture to the public, and a specialised presentation at the logic seminar.
We are proud to announce that the 2019 Lindström Lectures will be delivered by Johan van Benthem. This year the lectures will form part of the conference Circularity in Syntax and Semantics <http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~bahafs/CiSS2019/>.For more information, see https://flov.gu.se/english/research/research-areas/logic/lindstrom-lectures or contact Bahareh Afshari at b.afshari at uva.nl.
(New) Benedikt Löwe becomes Membre Titulaire of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences
At the General Assembly of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS) on 14 August 2019 in Prague, Benedikt Löwe was elected to be a Membre Titulaire of the Academy (he had been a corresponding member since 2018).
(New) Benedikt Löwe re-elected as Secretary General of DLMPST/IUHPST
At the General Assembly of the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST) on 8 August 2019 in Prague, Benedikt Löwe was re-elected to serve as Secretary General of the Division for another term of four years (2020-2023).For more information, see http://dlmps.org/pages/council/council-2020-2023.php.
Jaap Kamps receives a Facebook Research Award and an NWO Takeoff grantFor more information, contact Jaap Kamps at J.Kamps at uva.nl.
Reinhard Muskens and Robert van Rooij receive NWO Open Competition grantFor more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2019/07/grants-nwo-open-competition-ssh.html.
3 VENI awards for ILLC members
The ILLC is very pleased that three ILLC researchers have been awarded a VENI grant 2019:
* Yorgos Amanatidis: Fair Division in Dynamic Environments with Social Structure
* Ronald de Haan: Algorithms for Sophisticated Voting Procedures
* Chris Majenz: Taming Quantum Adversaries.
Chris, now a postdoc at ILLC on Christian Schaffner's Vidi), will carry out his VENI at CWI.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/nwo/talent-scheme/veni-awards-2019.html.
Sonja Smets elected member of Academia Europaea
Sonja Smets is elected a member of Academia Europaea. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.
Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for Luca Incurvati and Julian Schlöder
Luca Incurvati and Julian Schlöder have been awarded the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for their paper 'Inferential Expressivism and the Negation Problem'. The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics is an essay competition open to scholars within fifteen years of receiving their PhD. The paper will be presented at a special session of the Madison Metaethics Workshop in September and will be published in the Oxford Studies in Metaethics.For more information, see https://marcsandersfoundation.org/sanders-prizes/metaethics/.
Gian Carlo Milanese 2019 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student
We are pleased to announce that Gian Carlo Milanese is one of the recipients of the 2019 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student. This prize is annually awarded by the Italian Association for Logic and its Applications.
Maris Ozols receives an NWO Vidi grant
The ILLC is very happy to announce that Maris Ozols has received an NWO Vidi grant.
While quantum computers can solve certain computational problems much faster than regular computers, finding new quantum algorithms is generally difficult. The goal of the Vidi project "Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms" is to do this using advanced mathematical techniques from group theory and algebra. Specifically, Ozols will use representation theory to derive new algorithms and subroutines with quantum input and quantum output, and he will apply known Hadamard matrix constructions and ideas from group cohomology to find new classes of problems that are well-suited for quantum speed-ups. Finally, the plan is to identify a sufficiently rich quantum algorithmic framework and implement it as software.