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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in mathematical logic, Utrecht ,THE NETHERLANDS



A two year postdoc position in Mathematical Logic is available at the Department of Philosophy of 
Utrecht University in The Netherlands. The position is part of the research project "The power of 
constructive proofs", which is a five year project on proof theory and constructive mathematics, 
funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Below is a description of the 
project.

We are looking for a talented and dedicated researcher with a PhD in mathematics or computer 
science. The research carried out in the project belongs to the area of mathematical logic, and 
the applicant should have a background in this field. A background in proof theory or algebraic 
logic is highly recommended.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012.

For more information on the project and application procedure, please visit 
http://www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/sollicitanten/Pages/Vacatures.aspx

Description of the project:

Constructive mathematics is the part of mathematics that is concerned with explicit constructions. 
Research in this area roughly falls into two
categories: the development of mathematics according to constructive principles, and the study of 
constructive theories in general. This project falls in the second category. It focuses on the 
structure of constructive proofs. Constructive proofs appear everywhere in mathematics, and, 
because of their computational content, are increasingly relevant in this era of computing. The 
project aims to find and explain the characteristics of such proofs. It thus approaches 
constructive mathematics from the proof-theoretic point of view, and tries to establish which and 
in which way properties of proofs, such as for example skolemization and unification, change when 
moving from a classical to a constructive context. Thus this is a project in proof theory, with 
connections to various other areas in mathematical logic.