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Line van den Berg (Sep 1992 - May 2023)
We are shocked and sad to hear the news that one of our Master of Logic alumni, Line van den Berg, has passed away due to an avalanche while climbing in the Swiss Alps. She was 30 years of age.
Line started in the MoL in February 2015 and graduated in January 2018. She wrote her thesis with Jan van Eijck and Dora Achourioti with the title 'Unreliable Gossip'.
She went on to do a PhD at Université Grenoble Alpes, where she graduated in October 2021. After that she spent time doing more alpinism and found quite some accomplishment in it. She joined the team of Georges Metcalfe at the University of Bern as a postdoc, and in parallel to her outdoor activities also managed to work on editing and promoting a short movie about her life experience. She was recently considering new opportunities.
A condolence register has been open by the Dutch alpinism society:
We wish everybody who knew Line much warmth and strength.
On behalf of the ILLC and the Master of Logic,
Robert van Rooij
Peter van Ormondt
Lex Hendriks (2 March 1952 - 13 May 2023)
We are very sad to announce that Saturday, the 13th of May, Lex Hendriks unexpectedly passed away.
Lex successfully defended his dissertation entitled Computations in Propositional Logic in 1996, which he wrote under the supervision of Gerard Renardel de Lavalette and Dick de Jongh. He has since been a long-term guest at ILLC still actively engaged in research, working on themes in intuitionistic logic.