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General events may be found in the Upcoming Events section.


  • Postdoctoral researcher in Logic

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will join the research group of Prof. Sonja Smets. Preference will be given to a candidate who is active in one of the following areas:

    • Logic and its applications to formal epistemology or multi-agent systems. In particular we are interested in the use of logical methods to study the dynamics of information. Topics of interest can relate to belief revision theory, social network theory, epistemic game theory, truth approximation or formal learning theory.
    • Logic and its applications in the area of quantum mechanics or quantum information theory. In particular we are interested in quantum logic and its use in quantum information theory (e.g. logics used for the formal verification of quantum information protocols).

    Deadline for applications: 15 June 2016. For more information, see

ILLC Events this week

  • 1-15 June 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Eric Pacuit

    Speaker: Eric Pacuit (Maryland)
    Title: Lecture Series "Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic"
    Date and time: 1-15 June 2016, 14:00-15:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see

  • 2 June 2016, Information meeting: European consortium grants

    Date and time: Thursday 2 June 2016, 15:00-17:00
    Location: OMHP Room C3.23C, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    The Grant Team organises an information meeting on European consortium grants, ie. funding schemes for projects to be carried out by international consortia. Confirmed speakers are Wim Hupperetz, Julia Noordegraaf and Ronald Pfau; they will speak about (inter alia) the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks, the Horizon2020 funding scheme (in particular Societal Challenge 6: 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies') and best practices regarding networking in 'Europe' and forming fruitful international connections. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2 June at 15.00-17.00, Oudemanhuispoort room C3.23. All are welcome; please send an e-mail to subsidie-fgw at if you are planning to attend.

    For more information, see

  • 2 June 2016, BroadSem Kick-off Workshop

    Location: Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam

    Kick-off workshop for the ERC grant "BroadSem: Broad Coverage Semantic Parsing" on June 2 in central Amsterdam (Allard Pierson Museum). Besides semantic parsing, we will also look into related problems and methods in natural language understanding. We have a great set of guest speakers including Guillaume Bouchard (UCL), Mirella Lapata (Edinburgh), Dan Roth (UIUC) and Nathan Schneider (GWU). Free sign-up!

    For more information, see

  • 3 June 2016, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium, Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de Swart

    Speaker: Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de Swart
    Date and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 14:00-17:30
    Location: Room C1-4, Theil Building, Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    This edition of the Dutch Social Choice Colloquium will feature invited talks by Harrie de Swart (Rotterdam) Antoinette Baujard (Lyon) and Markus Brill (Oxford) on majority measures, evaluative voting and approval-based committee voting. All welcome.

    For more information, see or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

  • 3 June 2016, PhD defense, Phong Le

    Title: Learning Vector Representations for Sentences - The Recursive Deep Learning Approach
    Date and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 11:00
    Location: Aula der Universiteit, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam
    Promotor: Rens Bod
    Copromotor: Willem Zuidema

    For more information, please contact Phong Le (p.le at

  • 3 June 2016, Master of Logic defense, Thomas Santoli

    Title: Logics for Compact Hausdorff Spaces via De Vries Duality
    Date and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 11:00
    Location: Room Bo.2o7, Science Park *904*, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Nick Bezhanishvili and Yde Venema
    For more information, please contact t.kassenaar at

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