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Prestigious Logic Conference Planned in Macomb May 16-19

May 8, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- The Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) will host its North American Annual Meeting Wednesday-Saturday, May 16-19 on Western Illinois University's Macomb campus.
The ASL was founded in 1936, and is an international organization of specialists in mathematical and philosophical logic. ASL hosts two annual meetings a year, and its goal is to provide a forum for the presentation, publication and critical discussion of scholarly work.

It is a unique opportunity to host one of the organization's conferences, which are typically held on campuses of much larger universities nationally and internationally. Organizers at WIU have spent many months preparing for the conference's arrival in Macomb.

WIU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sue Martinelli Fernandez said the members of the organization, and attendees for this year's conference, are from leading national and international research institutions.

"I am most appreciative of Professor Iraj Kalantari bringing this prestigious conference to Western Illinois University," said Martinelli Fernandez. The organization also supports graduate students by offering tutorials in a variety of logic-related subjects. The ASL is well-known and respected for its cutting-edge research in mathematical and philosophical logic and underscores the department's fine programs in mathematics and philosophy. Congratulations to the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy on this well-deserved honor."
This year's guest national and international speakers include J. C. Beall, from the University of Connecticut; Artem Chernikov, from the University of California at Los Angeles; Bradd Hart, from the McMaster University; Julia Knight, from the University of Notre Dame; Joel Nagloo, from the Bronx Community College; Dima Sinapova, from the University of Illinois at Chicago; Slawomir Solecki, from the Cornell University; and Andreas Weiermann, from Ghent University in Belgium.

Andrew Marks, from University of California at Los Angeles, will present a tutorial on "Descriptive Set Theory and Geometrical Paradoxes." Theodore Slaman, from the University of California at Berkeley, will present "Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation."

A banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 in the University Union Lamoine Room. Registration must be completed by Monday, May 14 at
A reception will be held at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in the University Union Brattain Lounge.
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