VIG 2011
in honor of
Yiannis Moschovakis
at the
UCLA Logic Center
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There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA (VIG), from Friday, February 4, to Sunday, February 6, 2011. This is the sixteenth in a series of logic meetings at UCLA, which started in 1976.

This VIG is organized to honor Yiannis Moschovakis on the occasion of his formal retirement from UCLA. The focus of the gathering is on areas of logic related to Moschovakis's work, including descriptive set theory, theoretical computer science, philosophical logic and linguistics, and complexity. Invited speakers include:

  • Uri Andrews (Madison)
  • Lou van den Dries (UIUC)
  • Rachel Epstein (Harvard)
  • Ilijas Farah (York)
  • Haim Gaifman (Columbia)
  • Itay Kaplan (Konstanz)
  • Phokion Kolaitis (UCSC)
  • Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford)
  • Joan Moschovakis (Occidental)
  • Larry Moss (Indiana)
  • Slawek Solecki (UIUC)

The gathering will begin at 2pm on Friday, February 4, with the last talk ending by 1pm on Sunday, February 6. (Click here for full schedule.) There will be a very informal party in honor of Moschovakis on Saturday.

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, preferably by December 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, Donald A. Martin, and Itay Neeman. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and by the UCLA Logic Center.