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ILLC News and Events

These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 20 October 2014). Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news pages, by using the online submission form. For minor updates to existing entries you can also email the news administrators directly. English submissions strongly preferred.

Items which are new or have been updated within the last week are marked "(New)" or "(Updated)".

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Headlines ILLC Events this week

General events may be found in the Upcoming Events section.


  • Royal honour for University Professor Johan van Benthem

    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

  • PhD candidate in Theoretical Computer Science

    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

ILLC Events this week

  • 28 October 2014, Master of Logic defense, Yuning Feng

    Title: Constructing variants of the category of partial equivalence relations
    Date and time: Tuesday 28 October 2014, 16:00 - 18:00
    Location: Room B0.207, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Benno van den Berg
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at
  • 29 October 2014, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Leonardo Cabrer (University of Florence)

    Speaker: Leonardo Cabrer (University of Florence)
    Title: Exact Unification Type and Admisible rules
    Date and time: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 16:00
    Location: ILLC Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at

  • 31 October 2014, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting, F1.21, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Date and time: Friday 31 October 2014, 16:00-17.30

    As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you on various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend. Drinks will be served afterwards in the ILLC Common Room.

    For more information, contact illc at

  • 31 October 2014, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Enkhbold Nyamsuren

    Speaker: Enkhbold Nyamsuren (UvA)
    Date and time: Friday 31 October 2014, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see

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