June 9-11, 2006

Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS 2006 will be held at the Mathematics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 9-11, 2006. The organizers are C. Ward Henson and Slawomir Solecki.

The focus of the meeting will be on descriptive set theory and its connections (with algebra, topology, measure theory, topological dynamics, combinatorics, etc). In part, the meeting is organized to honor Alexander S. Kechris of CalTech on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

There will be two invited lectures on Friday (the 9th) starting at 3 p.m., five on Saturday, and three on Sunday; the meeting will end at 1 p.m. on the 11th.


  • Scot Adams (University of Minnesota)
  • Howard Becker (University of South Carolina)
  • Greg Hjorth (UCLA)
  • Alain Louveau (University of Paris)
  • Russell Lyons (Indiana University)
  • Yiannis Moschovakis (UCLA)
  • Sorin Popa (UCLA)
  • Simon Thomas (Rutgers University)
  • Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto/University of Paris)
  • W. Hugh Woodin (University of California, Berkeley)

Financial support for this meeting is provided by a grant from the US National Science Foundation.




A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, 1200 W. University, Champaign, telephone (217) 337-1100. Mention "Logic Conference" when making a room reservation. This hotel is a ten minute walk from where the conference will take place.


The airport for Champaign and Urbana is Willard Airport (airport code CMI). For information see the airport web page at http://www.flycmi.com/. At http://www.uiuc.edu/overview/visitors/directions.html the University maintains a web page giving a variety of travel information.


Modest travel awards to students and recent PhDs will be available so that they may attend the meeting. To be considered for a Travel Award, please (1) send a letter of application, and (2) (for students) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief (one page) and should include (1) your name, (2) your home institution, (3) your thesis supervisor's name, (4) a one-paragraph description of your studies and research plans, (5) your estimate of the travel expenses you will incur, (6) citizenship or visa status. Only modest awards will be possible, partially covering travel costs and living expenses during the meeting. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This program of travel awards is supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation; NSF funds may be awarded only to individuals at US universities and to citizens and permanent residents of the US. Air travel paid for using NSF funds must be on a US airline. Application by email is encouraged; send the application to:

Slawomir Solecki
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois
1409 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
email: ssolecki@math.uiuc.edu.


Last modified May 19, 2006