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Assistant professor in Philosophy of ScienceDeadline: Sunday 11 October 2020
Questions concerning the explanatory power of scientific theories, the role of emergence and observations are central in philosophy, and are now being asked with great urgency in fundamental physics and in the information sciences.
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the Institute for Physics (IOP) of the University of Amsterdam are seeking an Assistant professor in Philosophy of Science, to discover new answers and insights on these and related topics.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/09/20-540-assistant-professor-in-philosophy-of-science.html or contact Jeroen van Dongen at J.A.E.F.vanDongen at uva.nl.
Jana Sotáková wins best paper award at CRYPTO 2020
Jana Sotáková, PhD student at UvA and Qusoft , won the best-paper award at the IACR flagship conference CRYPTO 2020 for her article "Breaking the Decisional Diffie-Hellman Problem for Class Group Actions Using Genus Theory".
Jana Sotáková is a PhD student of Christian Schaffner (ILLC, UVA), Serge Fehr (CWI) and Peter Bruin (MI Leiden). Her article is co-authored with Dr. Wouter Castryck and Dr. Frederik Vercauteren of the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven.For more information, see https://quantumsc.nl/News/article/37/Jana-Sot%C3%A1kov%C3%A1-wins-best-paper-award-at-CRYPTO-2020- or contact Jana Sotáková at j.s.sotakova at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
28 September 2020, Master of Logic defense, Leo LobskiTitle: Quantum quirks, classical contexts: Towards a Bohrification of effect algebrasLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili and Chris Heunen
30 September 2020, Master of Logic defense, Frank WestersTitle: Dynamic Logics for Model TransformationsLocation: Online (Closed Session)Supervisor: Alexandru Baltag & Nick Bezhanishvili
1 October 2020, Symposium retirement Jos BaetenLocation: Online
The Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) of the NWO Institute Organisation and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam organize a symposium on the occasion of the retirement of Jos Baeten as general director of CWI and professor of theory of computing of ILLC on Thursday 1 October 2020.For more information, see https://www.cwi.nl/events/2020/farewell-symposium-jos-baeten/symposium-retirement-jos-baeten.
1 October 2020, PhD Defense, Bastiaan van der WeijTitle: Experienced listeners: Modeling the influence of long-term musical exposure on rhythm perceptionLocation: AgnietenkapelPromotor: Henkjan HoningCopromotor: Marcus Pearce
The defense can be followed via a livestream that will be announced shortly before the defense. The link to the livestream can also be found in the UvA promotieagenda.For more information, contact Bastiaan van der Weij at research at bastiaan.org.