New to the community

Recently, the Melbourne Logic community has grown a bit. Dr. Cathy Legg, now at Deakin, joins us, and two new postgrads at UniMelb, Toby Dinh and Timo Eckhardt, will join us. Last semester, Dr. Ana Mamatelashvili, now at UniMelb, joined us. We have several visitors this semester as well.

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2016 Retrospective

There was a lot of logic activity in Melbourne this past year. Since we just had our final event of the year, I thought it’d be nice to sum things up.

We had 39 talks at the Logic Seminar and related Workshops, which does not include the 20 talks at the AAL, which happened in town. We had 3 reading group sessions. There were 9 Logic Seminars in Semester 1 and 16 in Semester 2. We had 4 Workshops over the course of the year.

Logic Seminar attendees had several papers accepted or published this year. There were 12 by my count. A few of these were presented at the Logic Seminar, and a few more that were presented are in the pipeline. And, Lloyd Humberstone’s modal logic book came out.

The coming year should be quite active as well. There are already 3 Logic Seminars scheduled for Semester 1, with a couple more tentatively planned. Plans are also firming up for a Workshop on substructural logics towards the start of the Semester. I expect that a lot of ideas will be colliding around here in 2017.

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ANU Logic Summer School

There will be a Logic Summer School at ANU December 5-16. I will be co-teaching Introduction to Proof Theory with Agata Ciabattoni (Technische Universität Wien) in the second week. For my portion of the course, I will present a slightly condensed version of the material that Greg and I presented at NASSLLI. Agata will present additional material on sequent and hypersequent systems for non-classical logics. Should be fun!

Added: Here are the slides for my lectures: lecture 1, lecture 2, lecture 3a, lecture 3b.

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More events in 2016

There are two more Logic Seminars lined up this year, but the logic fun doesn’t stop there. We will have two more events in December.

On Friday, December 9, we will have a Logic Day. There’ll be talks by Ross Brady (La Trobe), Greg Restall (Melbourne), Lloyd Humberstone (Monash), Tomasz Kowalski (La Trobe), and Hiroakira Ono (JAIST). Program details will be on the PhilEvents page.

On Monday, December 19, there will be a workshop on the work of Kit Fine. The currently confirmed speakers are Kit Fine (NYU), Rohan French, and Dan Marshall (Lingnan). Program details will be on the PhilEvents page.

Both events are free. There is no need to register.

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Recent work by Melbourne logicians

This instalment of “Recent work” features articles by Greg Restall and Rohan French, as well as a joint paper by Lloyd Humberstone and Tomasz Kowalski.

Both Greg and Rohan’s articles are in open access journals, so their papers can be freely downloaded from the journal websites via the links above.

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Proof Theory course at NASSLLI

Next week, Greg and I will be presenting an intensive course on proof theory at NASSLLI 2016. The course is Proof Theory: Logical and Philosophical Aspects. The slides are available online, as well as brief descriptions of each session’s content and the course proposal.

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Recent work by Melbourne logicians

This instalment of “Recent work” features a book by Lloyd Humberstone and two articles on paradoxes by Rohan French and Shawn Standefer. The publisher’s page for Humberstone’s book includes a link to the table of contents, which looks exciting.

Both the articles are in open access journals, so anyone can download the published pdfs for free via the links above.

Several locals will also be presenting at the AAL next week.

 

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Logic videos

A few weeks ago, Dan Murfet (Melbourne) gave a talk on linear logic and complexity, which was a follow up on his December talk. He has recently made a nice screencast of the talk. It gets into some work on subsystems of linear logic, particularly the work on stratifications of linear logic by Baillot and Mazza.

For the beginner in logic, Greg Restall has some short clips of logic lectures available on Vimeo: Intro Logic, Advanced Logic, and Modal and Non-Classical Logic.

 

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Recent work by Melbourne logicians

This instalment of “Recent work” comprises work by Lloyd Humberstone (Monash), Shawn Standefer (Melbourne), Jake Chandler (La Trobe), and Greg Restall (Melbourne).  Some of these papers are not yet online, but preprints are available.

Details for Chandler’s articles will be added when they appear online. The links for those papers are to preprints.

Update: Restall’s paper is in print. The co-authored paper by Chandler is online now.

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Recent work by Melbourne logicians

There are frequent logic talks in Melbourne. Melbourne logicians also publish a fair bit. We’ve got a record of talks, both by locals and visitors, but nothing about recent work by locals. To rectify this, I’m going to do a series of semi-regular posts to highlight newly published work by members of the Logic Seminar.

The first instalment comprises papers by Karen Green (Melbourne), Lloyd Humberstone (Monash), and Daniel Murfet (Melbourne).

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