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Department of Pure Mathematics

Logic seminar

Autumn 2017

All seminars, except where otherwise indicated, will be at 4pm in MALL 1, Level 8, School of Mathematics.
Tea / coffee at 3.40 pm in the Staff Common Room. All welcome.
Seminar organiser - Nicola Gambino.
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Forthcoming seminars

To be announced.


Past seminars
Wed 28th June, 2017
4:00 PM

Douglas Bridges (University of Canterbury)
Some favourite theorems of mine
Wed 21st June, 2017
4:00 PM

Jeff Paris (University of Manchester)
Polyadic Inductive Logic and Spectrum Exchangeability
Wed 14th June, 2017
4:00 PM

Mike Prest (University of Manchester)
Definable categories
Wed 7th June, 2017
4:00 PM

Raphael Bennett-Tennenhaus (Universität Bielefeld)
Using linear relations to study Σ-algebraically-compact modules for string algebras
Wed 31st May, 2017
4:00 PM

Yann Peresse (University of Hertfordshire)
Permutations & transformations of finite and infinite sets
Wed 24th May, 2017
4:00 PM

Andre Hernich (University of Liverpool)
Dichotomies in Ontology-Mediated Querying with the Guarded Fragment
Wed 17th May, 2017
4:00 PM

Edwin Beggs (Swansea University)
Physical oracles: Measurement, complexity and cyber-physical systems
Wed 10th May, 2017
4:00 PM

Ian Pratt-Hartmann (University of Manchester)
(Integer) Linear Programming and Fragments of First-Order Logic
Wed 3rd May, 2017
4:00 PM

Thorsten Altenkirch (University of Nottingham)
The joy of QIITs
Wed 26th April, 2017
4:00 PM

Andrew Brooke-Taylor (University of Leeds)
Applications of large cardinals in AECs via category theory
Wed 22nd March, 2017
4:00 PM

Iddo Tzameret (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Algebraic Proof Complexity
Wed 15th March, 2017
4:00 PM

David Evans (Imperial College London)
Sparse graphs, topological dynamics and structural Ramsey theory
Wed 8th March, 2017
4:00 PM

Martin Krombholz (University of Leeds)
The strength of some restricted forms of the graph minor theorem
Wed 1st March, 2017
4:00 PM

Paul Shafer (University of Leeds)
Honest elementary degrees without the cupping property
Wed 22nd February, 2017
4:00 PM

Darío García (University of Leeds)
Forking and dimensions in pseudofinite structures
Wed 15th February, 2017
4:00 PM

Ulrich Berger (Swansea University)
A logic for program extraction with bounded non-determinism
Tue 7th February, 2017
4:30 PM

Øystein Linnebo (University of Oslo)
On the permissibility of impredicative comprehension
Wed 1st February, 2017
4:00 PM

Keita Yokoyama (JAIST)
Indicator arguments and the strength of Ramsey's theorem
Wed 11th January, 2017
4:00 PM

Andreas Weiermann (University of Ghent)
Relating some small ordinal naturally to commutative algebra
Wed 7th December, 2016
4:00 PM

Jack Woods (University of Leeds)
Hybrid Inferentialism: What it is, How it works, and How it doesn't.
Wed 30th November, 2016
4:00 PM

Zoé Chatzidakis (Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and CNRS)
Revisiting virtual difference ideals
Wed 23rd November, 2016
4:00 PM

Isolde Adler (University of Leeds)
Testing properties of sparse relational structures
Wed 16th November, 2016
4:00 PM

Peter Lumsdaine (University of Stockholm)
(∞,1)-categories of dependent type theories
Wed 9th November, 2016
4:00 PM

Martín Escardó (University of Birmingham)
On the versatile selection monad, with applications to proof theory
Wed 2nd November, 2016
4:00 PM

Stefan Dantchev (Durham)
Tseitin contradictions on weak expanders
Wed 26th October, 2016
4:00 PM

John Longley (University of Edinburgh)
Higher-order computability: motivations, history and recent progress
Wed 19th October, 2016
4:00 PM

Ulrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool)
Resolution-based Reasoning for Coalition Logic
Wed 12th October, 2016
4:00 PM

Dugald Macpherson (University of Leeds)
Definable sets in finite structures
Wed 5th October, 2016
4:00 PM

Meena Mahajan (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
Completeness and Intermediate Complexity
Wed 28th September, 2016
4:00 PM

Mark Kambites (University of Manchester)
Random walks on semigroups
Wed 8th June, 2016
4:00 PM

Charles Harris (University of Leeds)
Observations on Linear Orders and Reverse Mathematics
Wed 1st June, 2016
4:00 PM

Gwyneth Harrison-Shermoen (University of Leeds)
Independence, via limits
Wed 18th May, 2016
4:30 PM

Professor Dana S. Scott (Prof. Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University, and Visiting Scholar in Mathematics, UC Berkeley)
Why Mathematical Proof?
Tue 17th May, 2016
4:00 PM

Dana Scott (University Professor, Emeritus Carnegie Mellon University and Visiting Scholar in Mathematics University of California, Berkeley)
Types and type-free lambda calculus
Wed 11th May, 2016
4:00 PM

Vincenzo Mantova (University of Leeds)
Conway's surreal numbers and transseries
Wed 4th May, 2016
4:00 PM

Venanzio Capretta (University of Nottingham)
A coalgebraic view of Bar Induction and Bar Recursion
Wed 27th April, 2016
4:00 PM

Heribert Vollmer (University of Hannover)
Wed 20th April, 2016
4:00 PM

Wolfram Bentz (University of Hull)
The rank of the semigroup of transformations preserving a partition
Wed 16th March, 2016
4:00 PM

Philip Welch (University of Bristol)
Small subalgebras on some small cardinals
Wed 2nd March, 2016
4:00 PM

Katsuhiko Sano (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Product of Hybrid Logics
Wed 17th February, 2016
4:00 PM

James Brotherston (University College London)
Complete Sequent Calculi for Induction and Infinite Descent
Wed 10th February, 2016
4:00 PM

Jacob Hilton (Leeds)
Topological Ramsey theory of countable ordinals
Wed 27th January, 2016
4:00 PM

Adrian Mathias
The silence
Wed 9th December, 2015
4:00 PM

Robert Lubarsky (Florida State University)
Separating the LLPO_n Hierarchy
Wed 4th November, 2015
4:00 PM

Lubna Shaheen (University of Oxford)
A geometric model for representations of Z
Wed 28th October, 2015
4:00 PM

Ted Slaman (Berkeley)
Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation
Wed 14th October, 2015
4:00 PM

Arno Pauly (University of Cambridge)
Connecting Topological Dimension Theory and Recursion Theory
Wed 7th October, 2015
4:00 PM

Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam)
Arithmetical Conservation Results and Goodman's Theorem
Wed 26th November, 2014
4:00 PM

Peter Koepke (Universität Bonn)
Infinite Time Blum-Shub-Smale Machines
Wed 19th November, 2014
4:00 PM

Lorna Gregory (University of Manchester)
Interpretation functors, wild algebras and undecidability
Wed 5th November, 2014
4:00 PM

Robert Gray (University of East Anglia)
The word problem for semigroups generated by idempotents
Wed 22nd October, 2014
4:00 PM

Murdoch Gabbay (Heriot Watt University)
Consistency of Quine's NF using nominal techniques
Wed 8th October, 2014
4:00 PM

Ekaterina Komendantskaya (University of Dundee)
Untyped recursion and corecursion in Logic Programming: computational and semantic perspective
Wed 24th September, 2014
4:00 PM

Klaus Ambos-Spies (Heidelberg)
Numberings and Learnability
Wed 30th July, 2014
4:00 PM

Antonín Kučera (Charles University, Prague)
A Cornucopia of Randomness
Wed 28th May, 2014
4:00 PM

Jamshid Derakhshan (University of Oxford)
Model theory, zeta functions of groups, adeles of number fields, and counting in p-adic and finite fields
Wed 21st May, 2014
4:00 PM

Victoria Gould (University of York)
Finitary properties for a monoid S arising from model theory for S-acts
Wed 14th May, 2014
4:00 PM

Joel Nagloo (University of Leeds)
Model theory and the Painlevé equations
Wed 30th April, 2014
4:00 PM

Thomas Forster (University of Cambridge)
The Axiom of Choice: what it means and what it does
Wed 12th March, 2014
4:00 PM

John Truss (University of Leeds)
Games on coloured ordinals
Wed 26th February, 2014
4:00 PM

Andrew Brooke-Taylor (University of Bristol)
Evasion of large cardinals
Wed 12th February, 2014
4:00 PM

Kentaro Fujimoto (University of Bristol)
One disanalogy between truth theories over arithmetic and over set theory.
Wed 29th January, 2014
4:00 PM

Konstantin Korovin (University of Manchester)
Solving Linear Arithmetic by Reasoning-Based Methods
Wed 11th December, 2013
4:00 PM

Paul Martin (University of Leeds)
Fun with partition categories
Wed 4th December, 2013
4:00 PM

Stanislav Zivny (University of Oxford)
The complexity of finite-valued CSPs
Wed 27th November, 2013
4:00 PM

Alex Simpson (University of Edinburgh)
Adding real numbers to system T
Wed 20th November, 2013
4:00 PM

Kristina Vušković (University of Leeds)
Parametrized algorithm for weighted independent set problem in bull-free graphs
Wed 13th November, 2013
4:00 PM

Andy Lewis-Pye (London School of Economics)
Digital morphogenesis via Schelling segregation
Wed 6th November, 2013
4:00 PM

William Anscombe (University of Leeds)
Definability in Power Series Fields F((t)), Parameters from F
Wed 30th October, 2013
4:00 PM

Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge)
Nominal sets: introduction & survey
Wed 23rd October, 2013
4:00 PM

David Aspero (University of East Anglia)
Some new approaches to iterated forcing
Wed 16th October, 2013
4:00 PM

Mikolas Janota (INESC-ID Lisboa)
Solving Quantified Boolean Formulas through Expansion: Theory and Practice
Wed 9th October, 2013
4:00 PM

Michael Rathjen (University of Leeds)
Infinitary logics: classical & intuitionistic
Wed 17th April, 2013
4:00 PM

Viv Kendon (Leeds (Physics and Astronomy))
Wed 10th April, 2013
4:00 PM

Tony Cohn (Leeds Computer Science )
Wed 20th March, 2013
4:00 PM

Barnaby Martin (Middlesex University London)
"A Random Walk through Infinite-domain CSP
Wed 6th March, 2013
4:00 PM

Tom Leinster (Edinburgh )
Rethinking Set Theory
Wed 20th February, 2013
4:30 PM

Alex Wilkie (Manchester )
Wed 6th February, 2013
4:00 PM

Stefan Vatev (Sofia )
Jump Inversion Theorems for Structures
Wed 12th December, 2012
4:00 PM

Olaf Beyersdorff (Leeds (CS))
Title: Propositional Proof Complexity
Wed 5th December, 2012
4:00 PM

Mirna Dzamonja (East Anglia )
Wed 21st November, 2012
4:00 PM

Katrin Tent (Munster)
Tits, Rado, Urysohn: Simple groups on homogeneous structures
Wed 14th November, 2012
4:00 PM

Marco Benini (Leeds)
Wed 31st October, 2012
4:00 PM

Aaron Sloman (Birmingham)
An Introduction to the Meta-Morphogenesis Project: How can a cloud of dust give rise to a planet full of life and mental activity - including mathematics?
Wed 24th October, 2012
4:00 PM

Peter Schuster (Leeds)
When Irreducibles are Prime
Wed 3rd October, 2012
4:00 PM

Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Oxford)
Compact Closed Categories and Frobenius Algebras for Computing Natural Language Meaning
Wed 4th April, 2012
4:00 PM

Benno van den Berg (Utrecht)
Wed 21st March, 2012
4:00 PM

Alena Vencovská (Manchester)
Wed 7th March, 2012
4:00 PM

Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich)
Wed 7th March, 2012
4:00 PM

Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich )
Proofs and Computations
Wed 22nd February, 2012
4:00 PM

Anand Pillay (Leeds)
Wed 22nd February, 2012
4:00 PM

Anand Pillay (Leeds)
First order theories
Wed 15th February, 2012
4:00 PM

Peter Schuster (Leeds)
Wed 25th January, 2012
4:00 PM

Angsheng Li (Beijing)
Local Theory of Networks: Principles, Methods and Experiments
Wed 23rd November, 2011
4:00 PM

Andy Lewis (Leeds)
The typical Turing degree
Wed 16th November, 2011
4:00 PM

Michael Rathjen (Leeds)
Ideal elements and the quest for consistency
Wed 9th November, 2011
4:30 PM

Amador Martin Pizarro (Lyon )
Morley's theorem and geometric model theory.
Wed 2nd November, 2011
4:00 PM

Hajime Ishihara (JAIST)
Some conservative extension results of classical logic over intuitionistic logic
Wed 2nd November, 2011
4:00 PM

Hajime Ishihara (JAIST)
Some conservative extension results of classical logic over intuitionistic logic
Wed 26th October, 2011
4:00 PM

Alexandra Omar Aziz (University of Leeds)
Stable type-definable groups.
Wed 4th May, 2011
4:00 PM

Dirk van Dalen (Utrecht University)
A Survey of Choice Sequences
Wed 27th April, 2011
4:00 PM

Klaus Ambos-Spies (University of Heidelberg)
Strongly Bounded Turing Reducibilities and Computably Enumerable Sets
Wed 23rd March, 2011
4:00 PM

Ian Hodkinson (Imperial College, London)
Axiomatising the Modal Logic of Affine Planes
Wed 16th March, 2011
4:00 PM

Justus Diller (Munster)
Functional Interpretations of Classical and Constructive Set Theory
Wed 2nd March, 2011
4:00 PM

Bahareh Afshari (Edinburgh) and Graham Leigh (Oxford)
Bahareh Afshari: The Decidability Problem for the \mu-Calculus Alternation Hierarchy. Graham Leigh: Axiomatising Truth in Intuitionistic Logic
Wed 23rd February, 2011
4:00 PM

Martin Escardo (University of Edinburgh)
When can we effectively decide universal quantifications?
Wed 16th February, 2011
4:00 PM

Jonathan Kirby (University of East Anglia)
Exponential Fields and (non-) Model Completeness
Wed 8th December, 2010
4:00 PM

Paulo Oliva (Queen Mary, University of London)
The Theory of Selection Functions
Wed 1st December, 2010
4:00 PM

Davide Penazzi (University of Leeds)
Hyperdefinable groups and internality in real closed valued fields
Wed 24th November, 2010
4:00 PM

Peter Aczel (University of Manchester)
What is a set?
Wed 10th November, 2010
4:00 PM

David Evans (University of Oxford)
Matroid theory and the Hrushovski constructions
Wed 3rd November, 2010
4:00 PM

Chris Calude (University of Auckland)
Is Quantum Randomness Pseudo-Randomness?
Wed 27th October, 2010
4:00 PM

Angus MacIntyre (Queen Mary, University of London)
Issues around proving Fermat's Last Theorem in First-Order Peano Arithmetic
Wed 20th October, 2010
4:00 PM

Richard Elwes (University of Leeds)
An amateur's view of Concrete Incompleteness and recent results of Harvey Friedman
Wed 6th October, 2010
4:00 PM

Jonathan Pila (University of Oxford)
O-minimal structures and certain diophantine problems