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DART VII, the seventh meeting of the conference series Differential Algebra and Related Topics, will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center (and other CUNY venues) from September 30 – October 4, 2016. Information about this conference is available here. It will include talks by Alexander Buium, Zoe Chatzidakis, Taylor Dupuy, James Freitag, Victor Kac, Joel Nagloo, Anand Pillay, and Thomas Scanlon, among others.

Cherlin Weekend at Rutgers

Rutgers University will hold a conference in honor of Professor Gregory Cherlin on September 30 – October 2, 2016. Details are available here. Due to this meeting and the DART VII conference, there will be no Logic Workshop on September 30. For those not going to Rutgers, do notice the NY Group Theory Seminar talk by Miasnikov, announced below.

Reconciling Nominalism and Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

FRIDAY APRIL 22 (Philosophy Hall, Room 716)

Achille Varzi (Columbia University), Marco Panza (IHPST)
Welcome and Introduction
John Burgess (Princeton University)
Reconciling Anti-Nominalism and Anti-Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics
15:45–16:00 Break
Haim Gaifman (Columbia University)
Reconfiguring the Problem: “Platonism” as Objective, Evidence-transcendent Truth
Sébastien Gandon (Université Blaise Pascal)
Describing What One is Doing. A Philosophy of Action Based View of Mathematical Objectivity

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 (Philosophy Hall, Room 716)

Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia and IHPST)
An Unreasonable Effectiveness of ZFC Set Theory at the Singular Cardinals
11:00–11:30 Break
Hartry Field (New York University)
Platonism, Indispensability, Conventionalism
13:00–15:00 Lunch
Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)
The Benacerraf Problem in Broader Perspective
16:30–17:00 Break
Michele Friend (George Washington University)
Is the Pluralist Reconciliation between Nominalism and Platonism too Easy?
18:30 Conclusions

Set Theory Day March 11, 2016 at GC

We announce a one-day conference, Set Theory Day on Friday, March 11, 2016, in celebration of the 50th birthday of Prof. Joel David Hamkins. The conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center and will last all day, with many of Prof. Hamkins’s former students giving talks on their work. All interested mathematicians are invited to attend. The schedule is posted on A PDF program is here.

NERDS October 17, 2015 at Assumption College

The 2015 autumn meeting of the New England Recursion & Definability Seminar will be held on the campus of Assumption College, in Worcester Massachusetts, on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 until 4:15. Titles and abstracts are now posted at the link for NERDS, under the Seminars tab. Directions and visitor information are available here.