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Upcoming Events

  • (New) 30 January 2015, Cool Logic, Stephen Pastan

    Speaker: Stephen Pastan
    Title: On the Puzzle of Change
    Date and time: Friday 30 January 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    The puzzle of change goes like so. A candle changes from straight to bent; the candle was straight, the candle is bent. But nothing can be both straight and bent. Contradiction! I will discuss the puzzle, its possible solutions, and the consequences it has for objects, properties, and time.

    For more information, see or contact coollogic.uva at

  • 3 February 2015, LoLa Day II

    Speaker: Maria Aloni, Franz Berto, Elbert Booij, Jelle Bruineberg, Ricardo Pinosio, Soroush Rafiee Rad, Raquel Fernandez Rovira
    Date and time: Tuesday 3 February 2015, 9:45 - 15:55
    Location: Doelenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam (morning session) and Bungehuis 0.04, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam (afternoon session)

    Everyone is welcome to attend the next LoLa day, which takes place on February 3, 2015 in the city center of Amsterdam.

    At this second edition of the LoLa day, we create a platform for the Lola members to present their new results and ongoing work.

    For more information, including the scientific programme, see

  • 13 February 2015, DIP Colloquium, Marco Benini

    Speaker: Marco Benini
    Date and time: Friday 13 February 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • (New) 25 February 2015, PhD information event for all Science Master's students

    Date and time: Wednesday 25 February 2015, 19:00 - 22:00
    Location: Room C0.05, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    As a Master student, you will have to make a choice on what to do after graduation. One of the possibilities is to apply for a PhD position. To inform you about this career path, the NSA Master committee (together with the student council and other student associations) organise a PhD information evening.

    Jean-Sebastien Caux (theoretical physicist) will give an introduction on the subject, after which a panel of PhD candidates from various fields will answer your questions and share their experiences with you.

    For more information, see

  • 27 February 2015, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date and time: Friday 27 February 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about 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 (also in the ILLC Common Room).

    For more information, contact illc at

  • 20 March 2015, DIP Colloquium, Reinhard Muskens

    Speaker: Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)
    Date and time: Friday 20 March 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room 1.02, Amsterdam University College, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 25-28 March 2015, SMART Cognitive Science International Conference, Amsterdam

    SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for the discussions highlighting the important contributions to cognitive science from traditional humanities disciplines. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. The SMART Cognitive Science International Conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and six 2-day workshops devoted to the topics on the intersection of humanities and cognitive science.

    For more information, see or

  • 10 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Gil Sagi

    Speaker: Gil Sagi (MCMP Munich)
    Date and time: Friday 10 April 2015, 16:00-17:30

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 17 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Mark Jago

    Speaker: Mark Jago (Nottingham)
    Title: Exact Truthmaking Logic
    Date and time: Friday 17 April 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 8 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Friederike Moltmann

    Speaker: Friederike Moltmann (CNRS Paris)
    Date and time: Friday 8 May 2015, 16:00-17:30

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • (New) 22 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Toby Meadow

    Speaker: Toby Meadow
    Title: What's so natural about generic extensions?
    Date and time: Friday 22 May 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 21-26 September 2015, 11th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC), Tbilisi, Georgia

    The Eleventh Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 21 September until 26 September 2015.

    The Symposium is organized by the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. The 2015 forum is the eleventh instalment of a series of biannual Symposia.

    For more information, see

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