News and Events: Upcoming Events
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(Updated) 31 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Martin LipmanSpeaker: Martin Lipman (University of Amsterdam)Title: Fragmentalism: its Motivation and its LogicDate & Time: Friday 31 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
6 April 2017, DIP Colloquium, Lisa BylininaSpeaker: Lisa Bylinina (Leiden University)Date & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 13:30-15:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
6 April 2017, Workshop on the foundations of mathematics and physics, in occasion of Riccardo Pinosio's PhD defenseDate & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 14:00-18:00Location: C1.13 (Belle van Zuylenzaal), University Library, Singel 425, AmsterdamTarget audience: Everyone interested in the foundations of mathematics, the foundations of physics, and how the two can interact
This workshop is a chance to discuss the problem of the continuum (broadly construed) in the foundations of mathematics and physics, and how logical tools from the foundations of mathematics can be applied to illuminate issues in contemporary physics. This workshop is associated to Riccardo Pinosio's PhD defense.
6 April 2017, *MoL thesis presentation* Event IDate & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: ILLC Common Room
During these events, second year MoL students will present their ongoing thesis projects to the ILLC community. For the students it is an opportunity to receive feedback on their research from experts outside of their supervisory team. For the ILLC community it is an opportunity to get an overview of the variety of research questions our students are currently working on.For more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl.
12 April 2017, Logic of Conceivability Seminar, Peter HawkeSpeaker: Peter HawkeTitle: Peter on Modal Epistemology and SkepticismDate & Time: Wednesday 12 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: Room OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143, Amsterdam
Peter will discuss both Van Inwagen's article on Modal Epistemology and his own reply (Hawke) on Van Inwagen's Modal Skepticism.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/112/Peter-on-Modal-Epistemology-and-Skepticism.
(New) 12 April 2017, ILLC Current Affairs MeetingDate & Time: Wednesday 12 April 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: 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.For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
13 April 2017, *MoL thesis presentation* Event IIDate & Time: Thursday 13 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: ILLC Common Room
During these events, second year MoL students will present their ongoing thesis projects to the ILLC community. For the students it is an opportunity to receive feedback on their research from experts outside of their supervisory team. For the ILLC community it is an opportunity to get an overview of the variety of research questions our students are currently working on.
(New) 21 April 2017, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate: Friday 21 April 2017Location: Amsterdam
This will be a special session in honour of Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017). Speakers are Salvador Barberà (Barcelona), Herrade Igersheim (Strasbourg), and Hans Peters (Maastricht). Full details to follow soon.For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/meetings.php.
21 April 2017, DIP Colloquium, Vít PunčochářSpeaker: Vít Punčochář (Czech Academy of Sciences)Date & Time: Friday 21 April 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
21 - 23 April 2017, Network maintenance UvA & HvADate & Time: 21 - 23 April 2017, 18:00Location: UvA wide
From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon ICTS is planning major maintenance on many ICT systems. Details will be made available later.
22-23 April 2017, ICT maintenance weekendDate: 22-23 April 2017
The following weekend has now officially been appointed for major ICT maintenance:
- 22 & 23 april 2017
Further information will follow later on, but be aware all central systems and the network may be unavailable during this weekend.
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
25 April 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, David SchlangenSpeaker: David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)Date & Time: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS.
4 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Daniel HoekSpeaker: Daniel Hoek (New York University)Title: Logical Omniscience and the Epistemology of Phone Numbers.Date & Time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar.
12 May 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Marco CaraccioloSpeaker: Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University)Title: Narrative Beyond Anthropocentrism: Embodying the NonhumanDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl.
12 May 2017, DIP Colloquium, Hanoch Ben-YamiSpeaker: Hanoch Ben-Yami (Central European University)Title: The Quantified Argument CalculusDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 May 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Antske FokkensSpeaker: Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam)Date & Time: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS.
17 - 19 May 2017, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical PracticeSpeaker: José FerreirósDate: 17 - 19 May 2017Location: Brussels, Belgium
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host a Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice with Prof. Dr. José Ferreirós (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) on May, 17-19. The Masterclass will be composed of three lectures based on Prof. Ferreirós’ recent book entitled Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices.
The tentative titles for the three lectures are as follows:
Lecture 1 (Wednesday, 17/5): On Truth and History in Mathematics
Lecture 2 (Thursday, 18/5): An Alternative Look at Representations in Set Theory
Lecture 3 (Friday, 19/5): Rethinking Structuralism: a Conceptualist Approach
We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, but also to discuss current work by early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs). The lectures by Prof. Ferreirós will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions in which early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice are invited to present their work. The goal is to offer early career researchers an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment.
19 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gábor Hofer-SzabóSpeaker: Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)Title: Three levels of Bell’s inequalitiesDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar.
(New) 19 May 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Umberto GrandiSpeaker: Umberto Grandi (Toulouse)Title: Opinion Diffusion as AggregationDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room D1.115, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
22 - 24 May 2017, Zalta's Lectures: Axiomatic Theory of Abstract ObjectsDate: 22 - 24 May 2017Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this lecture series, we present a body of theorems formally derivable from the axioms of “object theory”. The axioms are motivated and presented in the first lecture, and once they are in place, we define a variety of abstract objects and systematize them by deriving the their governing principles as theorems. We identify and derive principles governing: truth-values, logical classes, situations, possible worlds, impossible worlds, concepts (including complete individual concepts), Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean (natural) numbers, and theoretical mathematical individuals and relations generally.
The objectives of the course are to familiarize participants with the theory of objects, developed and defended by Prof. Ed Zalta, and to more generally discuss the topics with which it deals, such as: logical classes, situations, possible and impossible worlds, concepts, Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean numbers, and mathematical individuals and relations.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/37/Zaltas-Lectures-Axiomatic-Theory-of-Abstract-Objects.
9 June 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Courtenay NorburySpeaker: Courtenay Norbury (UCL)Title: Non-verbal cognitive ability does not influence rate of language in the first years of formal schoolingDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl.
30 June 2017, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2017Date & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.
3 - 7 July 2017, The 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)Date: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 21 April 2017
The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas,with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools,ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied tothe study of physical behaviour in general. Work that appliesstructures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.For more information, see qpl.cs.ru.nl.
14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, JapanDate: 14 - 25 August 2017Location: Sapporo, Japan
The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.
The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic, main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.
Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.For more information, see here or at hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/courses/CourseDetail=G070.
18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, GeorgiaDate: 18 - 22 September 2017Location: Kakheti, GeorgiaDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 18-22 September 2017 in Kakheti, Georgia.
The Symposium series is organized by the University of Duesseldorf in conjunction with the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. There have been eight instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013) and Tbilisi (2015).For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2017.
6 October 2017, DIP Colloquium, Alex DaviesSpeaker: Alex Davies (University of Tartu)Date & Time: Friday 6 October 2017, 16:00-17:30For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35105.
6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDate: 6 - 8 December 2017Location: Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’. The conference will take place at the UvA, from December 6th-8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).