Steel VIG
at the
UCLA Logic Center

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There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA (VIG), from Friday, January 30, to Sunday, February 1, 2009. This is the fifteenth in a series of logic meetings at UCLA, which started in 1976.

In part, this VIG is organized to honor John Steel on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The focus of the gathering is on areas of logic related to Steel's work, including descriptive set theory, inner models, recursion theory, reverse mathematics, and philosophy of mathematics. A complete list of speakers is available on the Schedule page.

The gathering will begin at 2pm on Friday, January 30, with the last talk ending by 1pm on Sunday, February 1. There will be a very informal party in honor of Steel on Saturday, and the traditional Superbowl party on Sunday afternoon.

Travel grants to attend the gathering are available for graduate students, and junior faculty members without federal research grants. Mathematicians from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. To apply for support please email Itay Neeman and Ernest Schimmerling, preferably by November 1, with the following information: your contact details and affiliation; your professional status, including year and name of advisor in case of students; and a brief statement about your background and your interest in the gathering. If you are a faculty member please tell us whether you hold a federal research grant.

The organizers of the gathering are Alexander Kechris, Ernest Schimmerling, and the logicians at UCLA. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and by the UCLA Logic Center.