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Prof. Johan van Benthem was named Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion upon his retirement as University Professor of Pure and Applied Logic at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on Friday, 26 September. Van Benthem received the royal honour in recognition of his myriad research accomplishments and the leading and inspirational role he has played in the academic community.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/item/
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography.
The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography). The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner.
Application deadline: 31 October 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-295.html.
Speaker: Fan YangTitle: Propositional dependence logicLocation: Stijlkamer 0.06, Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht
For more information, see http://jeroengoudsmit.com/piia/.
Speaker: Prof. Andy TanenbaumDate and time: Thursday 23 October 2014, 11:45Location: the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. Andy Tanenbaum is finally retiring. He has been at the Vrije Universiteit for 43 years, but everything must eventually end. To say goodbye to everyone, he will give a final lecture at the VU, to which everyone is invited.
Register for his farewell lecture ("afscheidscollege"). For more information, see http://www.cs.vu.nl/tanenbaum/
Speaker: Mark van Atten (CNRS, Paris)Title: Dummett vs. BrouwerDate and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.
Speaker: William Foley (Sydney)Date and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 16:00-18:00
For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/
Speaker: Konstantin Genin (Carnegie Mellon University)Title: Learning with Ockham: Simplicity in Inductive InferenceDate and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 18:00-19:00Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget group: MSc Logic and PhD students
Is it possible to give a non-circular justification for the systematic scientific bias in favor of simpler theories? Combining ideas from belief revision, learning theory and topology, we give a justification for Ockham's razor grounded in truth-finding efficiency. Connections are demonstrated between monotonicity principles in belief revision, Popperian falsificationism and simplicity.
For more information, contact coollogic.uvagmail.com
Speaker: Jan van Eijck (UvA)Title: Selected Topics in Communication and ActionDate and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 14:30-16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar