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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD student positions in mathematical/philosophical logic, Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND

http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/~m.jordens/NCFA/

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD scholarship on the 
Marsden-funded project

Non-classical Foundations of Analysis

The project seeks to formulate and understand new mathematical models of 
the continuum using non-classical logics. The main thrust of the project 
will be to use paraconsistent logics to explore properties of sets, 
sequences, functions and continuity, and to prove interesting theorems 
that are classically hidden by inconsistency.

The successful applicant will carry out doctoral study at the Department 
of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The 
topic of the thesis is flexible within the parameters of the project; the 
appointment is for three years.

For details and how to apply, see the project website: 
http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/~m.jordens/NCFA/

Informal queries should be directed to the project co-ordinator, Maarten 
McKubre-Jordens (e-mail: maarten.jordens@canterbury.ac.nz ).


==== Job 2====

A position for a fully-funded PhD candidate is available on the new 
Marsden Fund project

Models of Paradox in Non-Classical Mereotopology

to be conducted for three years starting March 2013, at the Department of 
Philosophy, University of Otago. The successful candidate might already 
know what all the words in the project's title mean. The goal of the 
project is to understand the nature of logical paradoxes. The strategy is 
to use mathematical models based on non-classical logics (paraconsistent 
and paracomplete). The topic of the thesis will be up to the candidate, 
but should involve a serious approach to non-classical mathematics.

For more information, including full project description, see 
http://sites.google.com/site/doctorzachweber/models-of-paradox

Inquiries and expressions of interest, including research proposals, 
should go to Zach Weber zach.weber@otago.ac.nz

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