hi to all
i want someone to join me and both going to study set theory
and after finishing each chapter we go to discuss what we have understood of that chapter

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I have been asked to help spread the word. Sy Friedman, the head of the Kurt Gödel Research Center at the University of Vienna (where I had my first postdoc), is retiring, and there is a search underway for a replacement. The KGRC has been significant in fostering a multitude of early career researchers in set theory, and it would be a shame if the position ended up in another discipline.

If you are interested, please consider applying. If you know of someone who may be interested, please help spread the word. The deadline is April 15.


From the link, the position is for a "University Professor of Mathematical Logic Taking into Account the Foundations of Computer Science". Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Krattenthaler, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna (dekanat.mathematik@univie.ac.at). Further details are at the link.

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Why is there no Set Theory journal?

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Simon Thomas, the first 60 years.
Grigor Sargsyan
Grigor Sargsyan

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Miha Habič and Kaethe Minden successfully defended their dissertations today at the CUNY Graduate Center. The dissertation committees consisted of myself, Gunter Fuchs and Arthur Apter. Miha was my student and Kaethe was Gunter's student.

I'll post more detailed mathematical information about the dissertations soon.

Me: with the gold tie
Gunter Fuchs: with goatee
Athur Apter: in white shirt
Miha Habič: with gray shirt and big smile
Kaethe Minden: green shirt and big smile
2 Photos - View album

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(From the Set Theory Talks page)

This is an announcement of the forthcoming thematic semester on Descriptive Set Theory and Polish Groups that will take place at the Bernoulli Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, from January 1st to June 30th, 2018.


The focus of the semester will be on Descriptive Set Theory and Polish Groups along with applications in other branches of mathematics. While there will be continuous activity at the center throughout the semester, three conferences and two additional workshops will provide the main events. The themes of these will be

Borel combinatorics and ergodic theory
Structure and dynamics of Polish groups
Descriptive set theory
Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces
Large scale geometry of Polish groups
Bernoulli Center
Bernoulli Center

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Our paper on the rearrangement number is now out. The rearrangement number is the smallest number of permutations, which can successfully test any convergent series for absolute convergence, in the sense that any series that remains convergent to the same sum after all such rearrangements in the family is absolutely convergent.

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First announcement: 6TH EUROPEAN SET THEORY CONFERENCE, Budapest, Hungary

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the 6th European Set Theory Conference (6ESTC) organized by the European Set Theory Society and the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

July 3 - 7, 2017. (Date of arrival: July 2, date of departure: July 8.)

Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics [www.renyi.hu] (Reáltanoda utca 13-15, 1053, Budapest, Hungary)

Homepage of the meeting:

Registration is now open at the Registration [sites.google.com] page of the above homepage of the meeting.

Registration fee:
65 000 HUF (approx. 210 EUR, if payment is received until April 15, 2017)
80 000 HUF (approx. 258 EUR, if payment is received until July 1, 2017)
100 000 HUF (approx. 322 EUR, if payed at the conference venue) 

We are pleased to announce that 6ESTC is officially sponsored by the
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), hence student ASL members wishing to attend the meeting may apply for ASL travel funds.

Discount for students and fresh PhD's:
We are making an effort to secure funds to provide a discount from
the registration fee for a limited number of students and fresh PhD's. Unfortunately, it may happen that these funds only arrive so late, if at all, that this discount will be paid off as a refund at or after the conference. Please let us know on the registration form if you intend to apply for such a discount.

Highlights of the scientific program:Awarding ceremony of the 3rd Hausdorff Medal of the European Set Theory Society and lecture by the winner.
Special morning session dedicated to the memory of András Hajnal.

Tutorial (3 lectures):
Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan), Strong colorings and their applications

Following the tradition of previous European Set Theory Conferences, the bulk of the program will consist of 50 minute invited talks.

Invited speakers:
Omer Ben-Neria (Tel-Aviv-UCLA)
Michal Doucha (Prague)
Alan Dow (UNC Charlotte)
Vera Fischer (U. Vienna)
Mohammad Golshani (Tehran)
Yair Hayut (HUJI, Jerusalem)
Michael Hrusak (UNAM, Mexico)
Péter Komjáth (ELTE, Budapest)
Milos Kurillic (Novi Sad)
Philipp Luecke (Bonn)
Maciej Malicki (Warsaw)
Maryanthe Malliaris (U Chicago)
Diego Mejia (Shizuoka)
Ben Miller (Vienna)
Justin Moore (Cornell)
Itay Neeman (UCLA)
Dillip Raghavan (Singapoore)
Slawek Solecki (Urbana)
Daniel Soukup (Vienna)
Spencer Unger (UCLA)
Toshimichi Usuba (Tokio, Waseda U)

Contributed talks, posters:
It will be possible to present a limited number of 20 minute contributed talks and a poster session is planned as well. 

Deadline for submitting titles and abstracts:
May 31, 2017.

Program Committee:
I. Juhász (chair, Budapest), T. Bartoszynski (Washington, DC), M. Džamonja (Norwich), S. D. Friedman (Vienna), W. Kubiś (Prague and Warsaw), M. Magidor (Jerusalem), H. Mildenberger (Freiburg).

Social events:
Welcome party on Sunday evening
Excursion on Wednesday afternoon
Conference dinner on Thursday evening

We have special arrangements with the following hotels. However, since this is a very busy period, this is primarily to secure a sufficient number of rooms for the participants of the conference, and it may well happen that you find a better rate individually!

Hotel Erzsébet City Center***
(73 EUR/night/person, please fill out this form:
and email it to daniel.hasitz@danubiushotels.com)

IBIS Budapest Centrum Hotel***
(73 EUR/night/person, please fill out this form:
and email it to h2078-am@accor.com)

Mercure Korona Budapest Hotel**
(76 EUR/night/person, please fill out this form:
and email it to H1765-SB1@accor.com)

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center**
http://www.danubiushotels.com/our-hotels-budapest/danubius-hotel-astoria (85 EUR/night/person, please fill out this form:
and email it to daniel.hasitz@danubiushotels.com)

Local Organizing Committee:
L. Soukup (chair), M. Elekes (secretary), I. Juhász, V. Kiss, G. Sági, D.
Sziráki, Z. Vidnyánszky.

We encourage you to forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested but left out from the mailing list, especially to potentially interested students and young set theorists.

With best regards,
                                   The Organizers

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From Jonathan Verner.

Any questions, please contact <registration@winterschool.eu>.

Winter School in Abstract Analysis 2017, section Set Theory & Topology

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Winter School in Abstract Analysis, section Set Theory & Topology is now open. The conference will take place between Jan 28 and Feb 4 2017 in Hejnice, Czech Republic.

Tutorial speakers for this year are:

David Asperó
Joan Bagaria
Christina Brech
Andrew Marks

The conference fee is 300 EUR and covers all expenses including the bus from Prague to Hejnice and back. Accommodation will be in double rooms.

We have received a grant from the Visegrad fund which allows us to waive/partially waive registration fees of participants with limited sources of funding.

Important deadlines are:

Dec 9th, 2015 fee waiver application deadline
Dec 31st, 2015 registration deadline

To get more information about the conference, about the fee waiver program and to register please visit our web page


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would also like to ask you to help us spread this news among other people who might be interested in this conference but are out of our reach.

Hope to see you in January

David Chodounsky, Jan Stary and Jonathan Verner
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