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  • (New) 6 December 2021, Reading group: Elements of Causal Inference (Causal Inference Lab)

    Date & Time: Monday 6 December 2021, 14:10-15:40
    Location: Hybrid Form (look at our website)

    Main reading: Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.

    For the next meeting, we have to:
    - Work on the problems of Chapter 3.5 "Problems" (pp. 39-41)For programming, prefer R.Submit solutions to the drive file [link in our website], so that others can access them for discussion.
    - Read Chapter 4 "Learning Cause-Effect Models" (pp. 43-70)

    At the beginning of the meeting, Matt will give a 10' presentation on the main arguments of the Dawid (2021) and Janzing et al. (2016) papers in the "Suggested Readings" [see website].

    For more information, see or contact Evan Iatrou at .
  • 9 December 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Giorgio Sbardolini

    Date & Time: Thursday 9 December 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Giorgio Sbardolini
    Location: Online
  • (New) 14 December 2021, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Marcus Rossberg

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 December 2021, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Marcus Rossberg (Connecticut)
    Title: An Inferentialist Redundancy Theory of Truth
    Location: Online

    This talk is online, please contact the organizer for details.

    For more information, see here or at or contact Colin R. Caret at .
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    14 December 2021, ILLC Midwinter Colloquium 2021, Online

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 December 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Online

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.

    The current organisers of the colloquium are Malvin Gattinger and Aybüke Özgün.

    For more information, see or contact Aybüke Özgün and Malvin Gattinger at .
  • 15 December 2021, Proof Theory Virtual Seminar, Alessio Guglielmi

    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 December 2021, 10:00-11:00
    Speaker: Alessio Guglielmi
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • (New) 15 December 2021, Stress relief for PhDs

    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 December 2021, 15:00-17:00
    Location: Online

    In 2021, the Faculty of Science organizes multiple editions of the stress relief workshop for PhDs given by a psychologist. First, you will practice some mindfulness to help you slow down and take better care of yourself. After that, you will also have time to share difficult work situations and support each other. Let's prevent the negative effects of stress together!

  • 15 December 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Kloibhofer

    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 December 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Johannes Kloibhofer (ILLC)
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 16 December 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Branden Fitelson

    Date & Time: Thursday 16 December 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Branden Fitelson (Northeastern University, Boston)
    Title: Probabilities of Conditionals & Conditional Probabilities — Revisited
    Location: Online
  • 17 December 2021, DIP Colloquium, Magdalena Kaufmann

    Date & Time: Friday 17 December 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Magdalena Kaufmann (Connecticut)
    Location: Online, via Zoom
  • 21 December 2021, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Malihe Alikhani

    Date: Tuesday 21 December 2021
    Speaker: Malihe Alikhani (University of Pittsburgh)
    For more information, see
  • (New) 12 January 2022, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Thorsten Wißmann

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 January 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Thorsten Wißmann
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • (New) 20 January 2022, Rational Effectiveness Training (RET) training

    Date & Time: Thursday 20 January 2022, 10:00-12:00
    Location: Science Park, Amsterdam

    Following the FIT FNWI webinar, we will organize a RET training at the beginning of 2022.

    RET stands for Rational Effectiveness Training, a way to gain insight into your own, often unconscious, thoughts and behavior. In this training you will learn to deal with emotions, such as anger, irritation and fear. The training will also teach you to look at situations differently so you will experience less stress.

    Keep an eye on the website for more details and registration, the training will be placed in the Faculty Agenda. The training consists out of 6 sessions, starting the 20th of January.

  • 21 January 2022, DIP Colloquium, Cornelia Ebert

    Date & Time: Friday 21 January 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Cornelia Ebert (Frankfurt)
    Location: Online or ILLC (to be determined)
  • 18 February 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Jialiang Yan

    Date: Friday 18 February 2022
    Speaker: Jialiang Yan
  • 8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galeway, Ireland

    Date: 8 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Galeway, Ireland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021

    Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.

    The main focus of ESSLLI 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 evening lectures.

    For more information, see or contact Larry Moss at .