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  • 11 May 2021, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Anthi Solaki

    Date & Time: Tuesday 11 May 2021, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Anthi Solaki (ILLC)
    Title: Actualizing Distributed Knowledge in Bounded Groups
    Location: Online

    Contact the organizer to join this online seminar.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • (Updated) 12 May 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick Galatos

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Nick Galatos (University of Denver)
    Title: Distributive lattice-ordered monoids (Joint work with A. Colacito, G. Metcalfe and S. Santschi)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 12 May 2021, Logic of Conceivability seminar, Graham Priest

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 17:00-19:00
    Speaker: Graham Priest
    Title: Mission Impossible
    Location: Online via Zoom

    LoC online seminar session on Wednesday, May 12 : Graham Priest on Mission Impossible.

  • 14 May 2021, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Paul Dekker

    Date & Time: Friday 14 May 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Paul Dekker
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 18 May 2021, Master of Logic defense, Fergus Smiles

    Date & Time: Tuesday 18 May 2021, 14:00
    Title: Learning Deterministic Finite Automata with Signed Examples: An Investigation into the Role of Entropy in Optimal Model Selection
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Pieter Adriaans (IvI)
  • 18 May 2021, EXPRESS/PhilMath Seminar, Seth Yalcin

    Date & Time: Tuesday 18 May 2021, 18:00-20:00
    Speaker: Seth Yalcin (California)
    Location: Online
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Leila Bussiere at .
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    19 May 2021, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date & Time: Wednesday 19 May 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Zoom
    Target audience: ILLC Staff, PhD candidates, guests

    As in previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    For more information, contact .
  • 20 May 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Nina Gierasimczuk

    Date & Time: Thursday 20 May 2021, 16:30-18:30
    Speaker: Nina Gierasimczuk
    Location: Online
  • 21 May 2021, DIP Colloquium, Simon Kirby

    Date & Time: Friday 21 May 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Simon Kirby (Edinburgh)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • (New) 24 May 2021, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Wilfrid Hodges

    Date & Time: Monday 24 May 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Wilfrid Hodges
    Title: How the teenage Avicenna planned out several new logics
    Location: Online (Zoom)

    The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.

    The full announcement for the next talk can be found in the link below. If you wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, please subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .

    Val Goranko and Graham Leigh, NOL seminar organisers.

  • 26 May 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Luigi Santocanale

    Date & Time: Wednesday 26 May 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Luigi Santocanale (Aix-Marseille Université)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 27 May 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Francesca Zaffora Blando

    Date & Time: Thursday 27 May 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Francesca Zaffora Blando
    Location: Online
  • 27 May 2021, STiHAC Joint Meeting, David de Graaf

    Date & Time: Thursday 27 May 2021, 17:00
    Speaker: David de Graaf (Amsterdam)
    Title: Negative stepping up results for partition relations
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • (Updated) 28 May 2021, VvL Logic at Large Lectures, Moshe Y. Vardi

    Date & Time: Friday 28 May 2021, 15:30-18:45
    Speaker: Moshe Y. Vardi
    Title: And Logic Begat Computer Science
    Location: Zoom / Gather.Town

    To mark its relaunch the VvL (Dutch Association for Logic and Philosophy of Exact Sciences) has the privilege to announce its first outreach event in 2021. It will take place on Friday 28 May 2021. We are very pleased to announce that Professor Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) will give a public lecture entitled And Logic Begat Computer Science.

    This event will take place online using Zoom. The talk will be followed first by a short session where invited commentators will react to it, and later by a general Q & A session with the audience. The outreach event will be concluded by a social gathering on the virtual platform Gather.Town.

    Registration is free, but necessary to receive links to Zoom and Gather.Town.

  • 3 June 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Bahareh Afshari

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 June 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Bahareh Afshari
    Location: Online
  • 4 June 2021, DIP Colloquium, Magdalena Kaufmann

    Date & Time: Friday 4 June 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Magdalena Kaufmann (Connecticut)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 7 - 9 June 2021, Logic of Conceivability Conference 2021, Online

    Date: 7 - 9 June 2021
    Location: Online

    The ability to think about non-actual possibilities is crucial for rational decision and action. When deciding what to do in situations of uncertainty or risk, we use our powers of imagination and conception to surveil the ways the world might be for all we know, and ponder the possible consequences of our actions. What is the logic of conceivability? Do thinking and imagining exhibit sufficient structure so to be amenable to precise modeling? Under what conditions does an imaginative episode establish a non-actual scenario as a real possibility? What are the special features of thought, talk and knowledge about mere possibility and conditionality? The aim of this conference is to facilitate the conversation on these questions by bringing together both senior and rising young researchers from around the world.

  • 10 June 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jiatu Li

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 June 2021, 15:00-16:30
    Speaker: Jiatu Li
    Location: Online
  • 11 June 2021, DIP Colloquium, Lucas Champollion

    Date & Time: Friday 11 June 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Lucas Champollion (NYU)
    Location: Online
  • 14 - 24 June 2021, ABC Summer School: Musicality - Unraveling our capacity for music

    Date: 14 - 24 June 2021

    From 14-24 June 2021 an impressive cast of international lecturers, from a wide range of disciplines, will try to unravel our capacity for music. Students will, next to attending lectures, work groups and online social events, work in groups with a designated tutor on a research project, within the broad topic of musicality, which they will present towards the end of the Summer School. Organized by Prof. Henkjan Honing and the Music Cognition Group.

  • 16 June 2021, Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, Hugo Herbelin

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 June 2021, 11:00-12:00
    Speaker: Hugo Herbelin (INRIA Paris)
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 June 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Cedegao Zhang

    Date & Time: Thursday 17 June 2021, 15:00-16:30
    Speaker: Cedegao Zhang (University of California, Berkeley)
    Location: Online
  • 18 June 2021, DIP Colloquium, Kyle Blumberg & Simon Goldstein

    Date & Time: Friday 18 June 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Kyle Blumberg & Simon Goldstein (ACU)(Abstract)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 25 June 2021, ABC Networking Event 2021

    Date & Time: Friday 25 June 2021, 14:30-17:00
    Location: Online

    The ABC Networking Event provides you with the opportunity to discover all research treasures that ABC holds, and connect with other ABC researchers. All researchers (PhDs, post-docs,  assistant/associate/full professors) are invited to attend and actively participate.

    The Networking Event will consist of:

    • ABC Pitch talks: Flash talks that are all about getting to know each other, to foster fresh collaborations, and, possibly, to team-up for grant proposals. In small groups you present your research and/or listen to and discuss all the great research ABC has to offer.
    • Networking session: in an informal atmosphere, the discussions continue in break-out rooms. These are small gatherings focused on a certain topic or just to get to know each other, it’s up to you!
  • 5 - 9 July 2021, Summer School Science Communication

    Date: 5 - 9 July 2021
    Location: Online

    From 5-9 July 2021, Leiden University will organize a summer school for researchers who want to learn about communicating science to diverse audiences. The summer school is aimed at PhD students, postdoc and other early career researchers in the natural sciences and related fields. Registration is open until April 16 2021 through a registration form on the web page.

  • 7 July 2021, Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, Antonina Kolokolova

    Date & Time: Wednesday 7 July 2021, 19:00-20:00
    Speaker: Antonina Kolokolova (Newfoundland)
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 - 24 July 2021, Course "Using Logic as a Tool for Modelling" at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam summer school

    Date: 17 - 24 July 2021
    Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam or virtual
    Target audience: Advanced BSc students, MSc students, PhD candidates
    Costs: please see the website for details
    Deadline: Saturday 1 May 2021

    Logic is not merely the study of different forms of reasoning, but also a powerful tool for representing and analyzing diverse phenomena. This course, at the summer school of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides an introduction to logic and its application to a variety of fields, from computer science to linguistics and the social sciences. Throughout the course, we will encourage students to think about how they can apply logic to other disciplines they are interested in and discuss their ideas with lecturers and peers based on the information in the tutorials.

  • 26 July - 13 August 2021, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2021), Online

    Date: 26 July - 13 August 2021
    Location: Online
    Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

    Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.

    The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.

    The circumstances around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the organizers to postpone the 32nd edition of ESSLLI, planned for 2020 in Utrecht as ESSLLI-2020, to 26 july-13 august 2021, as well as hold it online. In view of the online format, the program is spread over three weeks so as to facilitate attendance.

    For more information, see https://www.esslli.eu or contact .
  • 3 November 2021, Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, Wilfried Sieg

    Date & Time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 18:00-19:00
    Speaker: Wilfried Sieg (Carnegie Mellon)
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galeway, Ireland

    Date: 8 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Galeway, Ireland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021

    Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.

    The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.

    For more information, see https://2022.esslli.eu/ or contact Larry Moss at .