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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Computability and Logic, 5 April 2012, Bern, SWITZERLAND

www.sgslps.ch

The Swiss Graduate Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SGSLPS) organises a one-day 
conference on COMPUTABILITY AND LOGIC on April 5 in Bern.

Computability is the ability to solve a problem in an effective manner. It is a key topic of the 
field of computability theory within mathematical logic and of the theory of computation within 
computer science. The theoretical and technological discoveries of the last century enable us to 
compute more than has ever been possible before. Ever since Alan Turing we have also been aware of 
things we cannot compute. The results of Kurt Gdel eventually showed that the uncomputable plays 
an important role in mathematical logic. Reciprocally mathematical logic has become the main tool 
of computer science.

We have the pleasure to announce that Prof. S Barry Cooper will open the event, giving a two hours 
tutorial. Deeply involved in The Alan Turing Year, he will focus on the notion of "computation" and
expose several related questions that were raised by Alan Turing's work. After this introduction, 
two young researchers will present their work in the broad field of computability and logic. Zo 
Christoff will concentrate on Gdel's incompleteness theorems, discuss their meaning as well as 
their bearing on foundational issues in mathematics and present some related uncomputability 
results from a philosopher's point of view. Alessandro Facchini, the recipient of the 2011 Paul 
Bernays award, will shed light on two simple examples of "the unusual effectiveness of logic in 
computer science".

Invited Speakers:
Prof. S Barry Cooper (University of Leeds) Zo Christoff (ILLC, Amsterdam) Dr Alessandro Facchini 
(University of Amsterdam)

Titles and abstracts can be found here.
Please find a full program on www.sgslps.ch.
All are welcome!

The SGSLPS is an association of advanced undergraduate and graduate students concerned with logic 
and/or philosophy of science. Its aim is to promote logic among young scientists of a wide range 
of disciplines including, but not restricted to, mathematics, philosophy and computer science. It 
presents high level introductory events on chosen topics from the field of logic to all those with 
an interest in this domain.

For the SGSLPS, Marion Haemmerli (Lausanne), Kevin Fournier (Lausanne), Yann Pequignot (Lausanne) 
and Dandolo Flumini (Bern)