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Postdoctoral researcher in Mathematical Logic and AIDeadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the interface between Mathematical Logic and Artificial Intelligence, within the project 'The Logic of Conceivability [LoC]. Modelling Rational Imagination With Non- Normal Modal Logics' . This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Franz Berto, Chair at the Department of Philosophy.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-080-postdoctoral-researcher-in-mathematical-logic-and-ai.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology of ReasoningDeadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the interface between Logic and Cognitive Science, ideally in the area of the Psychology of Reasoning, within the project 'The Logic of Conceivability [LoC]. Modelling Rational Imagination With Non- Normal Modal Logics' . This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Franz Berto, Chair at the Department of Philosophy.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-081-postdoctoral-researcher-in-the-psychology-of-reasoning.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
Harry Buhrman appointed as distinguished research professor
Professor H.M. Buhrman (ILLC) and Professor J.N. H. Reek (IBED) have been appointed as distinguished research professors at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017. The professors will succeed the current distinguished research professors, Jos Engelen and Kareljan Schoutens. Harry Buhrman, professor of computing science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, will serve as the figurehead for the quantum software consortium QuSoft and work to develop it further in his capacity as a distinguished research professor.
Benedikt Loewe appointed on joint Strategy Working Group of ICSU and ISSC
Benedikt Loewe has been appointed to serve on the joint Strategy Working Group of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).[b][b]ICSU and ISSC are the highest international bodies for the sciences and social sciences, respectively. The two councils consist of national members, represented by national research councils or national academies (e.g., the Netherlands are represented by the KNAW) and international scientific unions acting as the global representatives of individual scientific disciplines. The mandate of the Strategy Working Group is the development of the strategy of the new institution, taking into account the interdisciplinary connections between the natural and the social sciences. Benedikt Loewe represents the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST).
ILLC Events this week
30 March 2017, Master of Logic defense, Mees de VriesTitle: An Extensional Modified Realitability TopoiDate & Time: Thursday 30 March 2017, 10:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benno van den Berg
(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, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium.