Logic and Mathematics 2011
September 3-4, 2011
Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A conference entitled LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS 2011 will be held September 3-4, 2011, at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organizers are Lou van den Dries and Slawomir Solecki.
This meeting, the fifth in the series, will honor Ward Henson's retirement.
There will be five invited lectures on Saturday (Sept. 3) starting at 9:30, and two on Sunday, also starting at 9:30; the meeting will end at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Sept 4. Each day there will be coffee, etc. for 30 minutes before the first talk. The talks will be held in 245 Altgeld Hall; coffee will be served in 243 Altgeld Hall.
There will be a conference dinner at Kofusion at 6:30 pm on Saturday followed by a party at Lou van den Dries' home at 8:30 pm.
In connection with the conference, Arkady Leiderman (Ben-Gurion University) will give a talk at the model theory/descriptive set theory seminar at 4 pm on Friday, September 2, in Room 347 Altgeld Hall.
SCHEDULE (click for complete schedule)
ABSTRACTS (click for abstracts)
Confirmed invited speakers
- Itai Ben Yaacov (Lyon)
- Gregory Cherlin (Rutgers)
- Julien Melleray (Lyon)
- Anand Pillay (Leeds)
- Christian Rosendal (UIC)
- David Sherman (Virginia)
- Henry Towsner (UCLA)
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 Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801; telephone (217) 333-1241. Mention "Henson Retirement Conference" when making a room reservation (cutoff date August 2, 2011). This hotel is next door to Altgeld Hall, 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/ Champaign-Urbana is also served by Amtrak and Greyhound. The University of Illinois maintains a web page giving a variety of travel information at http://illinois.edu/resourcesfor/visitors/directions.html.
To be considered for a travel award, please (A) send a letter of application, and (B) (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 and current position;
3. your thesis supervisor's name;
4. a one-paragraph description of your studies and your research accomplishments and plans;
5. estimate of the travel expenses you will incur;
6. your citizenship and visa status;
7. (voluntary) indication of your gender and minority status.
Only very modest awards will be possible, partially covering travel costs and perhaps some of the living expenses during the meeting. Priority in funding will be given to students and recent PhDs, and then to researchers who do not have their own sources of funding for such a trip. 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. Air travel paid for using awards in this program 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 St., Urbana, Illinois 61801; email: email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011.