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  • (New) 9 March 2021, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Lucas Rosenblatt

    Date & Time: Tuesday 9 March 2021, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Lucas Rosenblatt
    Title: Recapture Results and Classical Logic
    Location: Online

    This talk will take place on Microsoft Teams. Contact the organizer for more details.

    For more information, see http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • (New) 9 March 2021, Machine learning, logic, and structured knowledge, Balder ten Cate

    Date & Time: Tuesday 9 March 2021, 18:15-19:00
    Speaker: Balder ten Cate (Google Research)
    Location: Online via Zoom

    Over the last decade, advances in machine learning have taken the computer science community by storm, enabling new applications and pushing the envelope on existing ones. Even on tasks that are traditionally viewed as falling in the domain of logical reasoning (e.g., reading comprehension tasks), deep neural models are now the state-of-the-art. Furthermore, logic and learning are perceived by some as being distinct or even opposing approaches. At the same time, while various algorithmic and hardware limitations that inhibited deep learning solutions in the past have been successfully addressed, other fundamental problems arise, such as problems concerning fairness, explainability, and controllability. In this talk, I will discuss a few problems at the intersection of machine learning and logic, including providing deep models with means to access structured knowledge.

    Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/82670894282

    For more information, see https://research.google/people/107268/.
  • 10 March 2021, SMART Cognitive Science Live Interviews, Sonja Smets

    Date & Time: Wednesday 10 March 2021, 17:00-18:00
    Speaker: Sonja Smets
    Location: Online via Zoom

    Prof. dr. Sonja Smets (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation):
    "When agents learn new information they have to be very careful, because the fact of learning information may interfere with the reality that is being learned."
    Interviewed by: Dr. J. Ashley Burgoyne (Amsterdam Music Lab).
    Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/82520968502

    For more information, see http://smartcs.uva.nl/.
  • 11 March 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Valentin Goranko

    Date & Time: Thursday 11 March 2021, 16:30-18:30
    Speaker: Valentin Goranko
    Location: online
  • 11 March 2021, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Hrafn Oddson

    Date & Time: Thursday 11 March 2021, 18:00
    Speaker: Hrafn Oddson (Amsterdam)
    Title: Paradefinite Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory: a Theory of Inconsistent and Incomplete Sets
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 12 March 2021, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Friday 12 March 2021, 18:00-19:30
    Title: Debate: Is the universe a mathematical object?
    Location: Online via Zoom
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/PhilMathReading.
  • (Updated) 16 March 2021, EXPRESS/PhilMath Seminar, Justin Clarke-Doane

    Date & Time: Tuesday 16 March 2021, 12:00-14:00
    Speaker: Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia)
    Title: Russell’s Regressive Method in Mathematics and Philosophy
    Location: Online
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Julian Schlöder at .
  • 17 March 2021, Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, Andreas Weiermann

    Date & Time: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 10:00-11:00
    Speaker: Andreas Weiermann (Ghent)
    Title: Notation systems for natural numbers and Goodstein sequences
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 March 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sara Negri

    Date & Time: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Sara Negri (University of Helsinki)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 18 March 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yuri David Santos

    Date & Time: Thursday 18 March 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Yuri David Santos
    Location: Online
  • 19 March 2021, DIP Colloquium, Annemarie Kocab

    Date & Time: Friday 19 March 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Annemarie Kocab (Harvard)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 25 March 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Line van den Berg

    Date & Time: Thursday 25 March 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Line van den Berg
    Location: Online
  • 26 March 2021, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Sonia Ramotowska

    Date & Time: Friday 26 March 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Sonia Ramotowska
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • (New) 29 - 30 March 2021, Workshop Lexical Restrictions on Grammatical Relations

    Date & Time: 29 - 30 March 2021, 09:00-16:30
    Location: Online via Zoom

    In many languages grammatical relations are to some extent lexically restricted, in the sense that certain verbs or verb classes take different argument coding frames than others. While such constraints are well studied for case marking, they have also been reported for grammatical relations defining other types of constructions, including a range of voice- and valency-related constructions and some clause-combining constructions. This hybrid (on-line/on-site) workshop aims to unite scholars from different (sub)disciplines, bringing together descriptive, comparative, corpus-based, and experimental studies, as well as studies that compare linguistic data with genetic and/or socio-historical evidence. Together, we hope to further our understanding why lexical restrictions should exist, how they are processed and acquired, and why/how/where they persist in languages.

  • 30 March 2021, EXPRESS/PhilMath Seminar, Lavinia Picollo

    Date & Time: Tuesday 30 March 2021, 10:00-12:00
    Speaker: Lavinia Picollo (Singapore)
    Location: Online
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Leila Bussiere at .
  • 31 March 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Corina Cirstea

    Date & Time: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Corina Cirstea (University of Southampton)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 1 April 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hans van Ditmarsch

    Date & Time: Thursday 1 April 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Hans van Ditmarsch
    Title: Everyone Knows that Everyone Knows: Gossip Protocols for Super Experts
    Location: Online
  • 8 April 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Marta Bilkova

    Date & Time: Thursday 8 April 2021, 16:30-18:30
    Speaker: Marta Bilkova
    Location: Online
  • 9 April 2021, DIP Colloquium, Cailin O'Connor

    Date & Time: Friday 9 April 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Cailin O'Connor (UC Irvine)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 14 April 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Matteo Mio

    Date & Time: Wednesday 14 April 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Matteo Mio (ENS-Lyon)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 20 April 2021, EXPRESS/PhilMath Seminar, Rosalie Iemhoff

    Date & Time: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht)
    Title: Proof-Theoretic Formalization
    Location: Online
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Leila Bussiere at .
  • (New) 21 April 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, David Fernández-Duque

    Date & Time: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: David Fernández-Duque (Gent)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • (New) 22 April 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Patricia Rich

    Date & Time: Thursday 22 April 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Patricia Rich
    Location: Online
  • 28 April 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Jurriaan Rot

    Date & Time: Wednesday 28 April 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Jurriaan Rot (Radboud University)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • (New) 6 May 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hein Duijf

    Date & Time: Thursday 6 May 2021, 16:30
    Speaker: Hein Duijf
    Location: Online
  • (New) 12 May 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick Galatos

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Nick Galatos (University of Denver)
    Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 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, 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 .
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2 - 13 August 2021, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2021), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 2 - 13 August 2021
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    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 2-13 august 2021.

    For more information, see https://www.esslli.eu or contact .