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8 January - 26 April 2018, Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint SchoolLocation: Online and at the Lorentz Center, LeidenTarget audience: Graduate students and early career researchersDeadline: Wednesday 1 November 2017
We're delighted to announce the Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint School, an initiative to bring early career researchers into the applied category theory community. The Adjoint School comprises two phases: (1) an online reading seminar based on the recent Kan Extension Seminars, and (2) a four day research week at the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Participants will also be invited to attend Applied Category Theory 2018, which will be held immediately following the research week, also at the Lorentz Center.
During the school, participants will work under the mentorship of four mentors, on one of the following research projects:
- John Baez: Semantics for open Petri nets and reaction networks
- Aleks Kissinger: Unification of the logic of causality
- Martha Lewis: Compositional approaches to linguistics and cognition
- Pawel Sobocinski: Modelling of open and interconnected systems
The online seminar begins in early January 2018, and will run until the research week begins on April 23rd, 2018. Applied Category Theory 2018 will be held April 30th to May 4th.
Christian Schaffner interviewed by tweakers.net
Christian Schaffner was interviewed by tweakers.net for an extensive article about the dangers of quantum computers for cryptography.For more information, see tweakers.net/reviews/5885/all/de-dreiging-van-quantumcomputers-en-de-noodzaak-van-resistente-encryptie.html or contact Christian Schaffner at c.schaffner at uva.nl.
Launch of the Chinese translation of Rens Bod's book: A New History of Humanities
Today (the 20th of November 2017) in Beijing Rens Bod will present the Chinese translation of his book to the Tsinghua-UvA Joint Research Center in Logic. The title is `A New History of Humanities'. Among those present will be the President of Tsinghua University, the Dean of the School of Humanities and the Dutch Deputy Ambassador.For more information, contact Rens Bod at rens.bod at gmail.com.
Marcin Mostowski 1955-2017
Professor Marcin Mostowski has passed away last Saturday, October 28th, 2017. He was an extremely inspiring teacher, great friend, charismatic logician and philosopher.
New Book on Trends in Computational Social Choice
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new open-access book on Trends in Computational Social Choice.For more information, see research.illc.uva.nl/COST-IC1205/Book.