P & S Model Theory

Workshop: Practical and Structural Model Theory
Leeds, July 25-29, 2022


Workshop: P&S Model Theory

- on the occasion of the 60th birthdays of Ya'acov Peterzil and Sergei Starchenko


  • Model theory of o-minimal structures
  • Interactions and applications of o-minimality
  • Model theoretic generalisations

The workshop is planned to take place during the second week of the 3-week program Unimod 2022.

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Playlist of all recorded lectures available!

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A google map with all central places relevant to the workshop can be found here.

The PS workshop is going hybrid. If you are a registered participant you will receive the Zoom link a few days before the start of the event. Otherwise, you may contact the organisers at the email address below.

For any information, please contact: ps.workshop2022@gmail.com

Speakers & Program

Playlist of all recorded lectures available!

Tsimerman's talk has been rescheduled for today (Friday 29/07) at 16:45.

Slight schedule change concerning the talks by Chernikov, Hrushovski, Edmundo. Updated program below.


Note: due to unpredictability around travel, the schedule can change on short notice.

Book of abstracts


Model theory of o-minimal structures:
- Elías Baro (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Video Slides
- Alessandro Berarducci (University of Pisa) Video Slides
- Annalisa Conversano (Massey University) Video Slides
- Mario Edmundo (University of Lisbon) Video Slides
- Jana Marikova (University of Vienna) Slides
- Dave Marker (University of Illinois at Chicago) Video Slides
- Anand Pillay (University of Notre Dame) Video Slides
- Charles Steinhorn (Vassar College) Video Slides

Interactions and applications of o-minimality:
- Matthias Aschenbrenner (University of Vienna) Video Slides
- Gal Binyamini (Weizmann Institute of Science) Video
- Lou van den Dries (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Video Slides
- Gareth Jones (University of Manchester) Video Slides
- Chris Miller (Ohio State University) Video
- Jonathan Pila (University of Oxford) Video Slides
- Tamara Servi (Université Paris-Cité) Video
- Patrick Speissegger (McMaster University) Video Slides
- Jacob Tsimerman (University of Toronto) Video

Model theoretic generalizations:
- Artem Chernikov (University of California at Los Angeles) Video Slides
- Deirdre Haskell (McMaster University) Video Slides
- Philipp Hieronymi (University of Bonn) Video Slides
- Ehud Hrushovski (University of Oxford) Video Slides
- Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo) Video
- Katrin Tent (University of Münster) Video Slides
- Boris Zilber (University of Oxford) Video Slides

Venue & Travel

A google map with all central places relevant to the workshop can be found here.

A university campus map can be found here.

School of Mathematics
University of Leeds

Travel Info
Arriving at Leeds The closest airports are the Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) and the Manchester Airport (MAN).
The Leeds Bradford Airport has a Flyer service (A1) taking you to the city centre, more info on the LBA website.
The Manchester Airport has a train station and a coach station: a trip to Leeds takes between 1 and 2 hours, tickets for both can be bought online (e.g. via the trainline app), or at the stations. Make sure your flight time is consistent with the train/coach times as there may be no services between 1am and 4am. Uber would cost about 90 pounds.
Once in Leeds Reaching the University campus from the train station on foot takes about 20 minutes whereas from the coach station about 30 minutes; you may consider taking a bus: tickets can be bought online via the trainline app. Uber is a good alternative with cost about 5 pounds.


Mathematics Building (School of Mathematics):

Registration will happen at the School of Mathematics reception, on Level 9 of this building. Coffee breaks will be offered on Level 9 too. Participants are encouraged to use spaces both on Level 9 and on Level 8 (such as the MALL) of the School of Mathematics for individual study, discussions and collaborations.

Roger Stevens Building (General Teaching Space):

Lectures will take place in Lecture Theater 20 on Level 7+. Level 10 of the building is reachable from Level 10 of the Mathematics Building through a connecting bridge (there will be signs along this route). Other entrances are on lower ground (Level 6) and ground floor (Level 7).

The Refectory (Main Campus Cafeteria):

The Refectory, along with other various food shops, is located in the University Union Building. It is the main campus cafeteria that serves breakfast and lunch. For an in-depth analysis of their opening hours and menus, as well as for other campus dining optinos, please visit the website below.


Social Activities & Dining

Organised by the workshop:

We are organising three parallel excursions on the free afternoon, Wednesday July 27, and one social dinner on Thursday July 28. Any of these needs to be reserved and paid in advance, if applicable (see below for the costs). The reservation happens through the online Leeds store system. You will need to register on store, create a basket and finally pay.

The deadline for booking any of the four events is July 18.

Descriptions of the events follow:

Other activities & dining options:


You may register here by April 15, 2022.

The default arrival - departure dates are July 24 - 30, 2022 (the lectures will begin on July 25 in the morning and end on July 29 in the afternoon).


Pablo Andujar Guerrero Fields Institute, Canada
Matthias Aschenbrenner University of Vienna, Austria
Vahagn Aslanyan University of East Anglia, UK
Vincent Bagayoko Université de Mons, Belgium
Robert Barham Imperial College London, UK
Elías Baro Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Martin Bays Universität Münster, Germany
Alessandro Berarducci University of Pisa, Italy
Thomas Bernert University of Leeds, UK
Neer Bhardwaj University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / MSRI, USA
Gal Binyamini Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Elisabeth Bouscaren CNRS - Université Paris-Saclay, France
Andrew Brooke-Taylor University of Leeds, UK
Zoe Chatzidakis École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
Artem Chernikov University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Derya Çıray Independent
Annalisa Conversano Massey University Auckland, New Zealand
Paola D'Aquino Università della Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Christian d'Elbée Fields Institute, Canada
Ben de Smet University of Leeds, UK
Anna Dmitrieva University of East Anglia, UK
Jan Dobrowolski University of Manchester, UK
Lou van den Dries University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Christine Eagles University of Waterloo, Canada
Mário Edmundo University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ioannis Eleftheriadis University of Cambridge, UK
Pantelis Eleftheriou University of Leeds, UK
Katie Ellman-Aspnes University of Notre Dame, USA
Felipe Estrada Pelaez Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Sebastian Eterovic UC Berkeley, USA/University of Leeds, UK
Florian Felix HHU Düsseldorf, Germany
Guy Fowler Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Pietro Freni University of Leeds, UK
Francesco Gallinaro University of East Anglia, UK
Misha Gavrilovich IPRERAS, Russia
Kyle Gannon University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Stuart Green University of Leeds, UK
James Hanson University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Andrew Harrison-Migochi University of Manchester, UK
Deirdre Haskell McMaster University, Canada
Assaf Hasson Ben Gurion University, Israel
Yuyan He University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Philipp Hieronymi University of Bonn, Germany
Akash Hossain Université Paris-Saclay, France
Jordan Houser Independent
Ehud Hrushovski University of Oxford, UK
Abdelrahman Ibrahim American University in Cairo, Egypt
Grzegorz Jagiella Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland
Chuyin Jiang University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Gareth Jones University of Manchester, UK
Tobias Kaiser Universität Passau, Germany
Moshe Kamensky Ben Gurion University, Israel
Itay Kaplan Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Charlotte Kestner Imperial College London, UK
Joonhee Kim Yonsei University, South Korea
Thibaut Kouptchinsky UCLouvain, Belgium
Krzysztof Krupinski Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland
Junguk Lee KAIST, South Korea
Omar Leon Sanchez University of Manchester, UK
Stefan Ludwig École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
Dugald Macpherson University of Leeds, UK
Vincenzo Mantova University of Leeds, UK
Jana Marikova University of Vienna, Austria
Paolo Marimon Imperial College London, UK
David Marker University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Raymond McCulloch University of Manchester, UK
Silke Meißner Universität Münster, Germany
Nadav Meir University of Wroclaw, Poland
David Meretzky University of Notre Dame, USA
Chris Miller Ohio State Unversity, USA
Shezad Mohamed University of Manchester, UK
Ibrahim Mohammed University of Leeds, UK
Rahim Moosa University of Waterloo, Canada
Isabel Müller The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Alf Onshuus Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Adele Padgett University of California at Berkeley, USA/McMaster University, Canada
Ricardo Jesús Palomino Piepenborn University of Manchester, UK
Aris Papadopoulos University of Leeds, UK
Davide Penazzi University of Central Lancashire, UK
Ya'acov Peterzil University of Haifa, Israel
Jonathan Pila University of Oxford, UK
Anand Pillay University of Notre Dame, USA
Santiago Pinzon Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Adrián Portillo University of Wroclaw, Poland
Nigel Pynn-Coates Ohio State Unversity, USA
Davide Emilio Quadrellaro University of Helsinki, Finland
Serge Randriambololona Independent
Tsinjo Rakotonarivo WWU Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Simone Ramello WWU Münster, Germany
Nick Ramsey University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Calliope Ryan-Smith University of Leeds, UK
Tomasz Rzepecki Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland
Thomas Scanlon University of California at Berkeley, USA
Ilgwon Seo Yonsei University, South Korea
Tamara Servi Université Paris-Cité, France
Daoud Siniora American University in Cairo, Egypt
Patrick Speissegger McMaster University, Canada
Sergei Starchenko University Notre Dame, USA
Charles Steinhorn Vassar College, USA
Benedikt Stock University of Oxford, UK
Michal Szachniewicz University of Oxford, UK
Nazanin Roshandel Tavana Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Katrin Tent Universität Münster, Germany
Giuseppina Terzo Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Margaret Thomas Purdue University, USA
Mervyn Tong University of Cambridge, UK
Pierre Touchard Universitá degli Studi della Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Jacob Tsimerman University of Toronto, Canada
Olzhas Umbetbayev Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling, Kazakhstan
Paul Wang École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
Francis Westhead University of Oxford, UK
Alex Wilkie University of Manchester/Oxford, UK
Aisha Yershigeshova Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
Tatyana Zambarnaya Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling, Kazakhstan
Kevin Zhou University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Boris Zilber University of Oxford, UK
Tingxiang Zou Universität Münster, Germany

Financial support

The workshop is made possible thanks to the kind support of the EPSRC, the Leeds School of Maths, the ASL and the NSF.

Student members of the ASL may apply for student travel awards following the guidelines mentioned here.

US-based participants may apply for a limited number of travel awards by writing to: ps.workshop2022@gmail.com

Scientific Committee

- Zoé Chatzidakis (École normale supérieure, Paris)
- Pantelis Eleftheriou (University of Leeds)
- Assaf Hasson (Ben-Gurion University)
- Tobias Kaiser (University of Passau)
- Dugald Macpherson (Univeristy of Leeds)
- Anand Pillay (University of Notre Dame)
- Alex Wilkie (University of Oxford)

Organising Committee

- Pantelis Eleftheriou (University of Leeds)
- Assaf Hasson (Ben-Gurion University)
- Tobias Kaiser (University of Passau)
- Vincenzo Mantova (University of Leeds)
- Isabel Müller (The American University in Cairo)

with further local support by Thomas Bernert, Helen Copeland, Pietro Freni, Francesco Gallinaro, Ibrahim Mohammed, Aris Papadopoulos and Calliope Ryan-Smith.