Category Archives: Announcements


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.

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.


The second joint JAF/MAMLS (Journées sur les Arithmétiques Faibles and Mid Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar) will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center 7-9th of July 2015. Confirmed speakers include:
Sam Buss, Petr Glivický, Joel Hamkins, Karen Lange, James Schmerl, Jerzy Tomasik, and Henry Towsner.
The conference is organized by Roman Kossak (Chair), Patrick Cegielski, Alfred Dolich, and Kerry Ojakian. The conference website is here. Funding is available to support participant travel. Please write to to apply for support.

Cornell MAMLS: 60 years of Dow, December 6-9, 2014

In December there will be a special meeting of the Mid Atlantic Logic Seminar (MAMLS) in honor of Alan Dow. The meeting will take place at Cornell University from December 6-9 (talks will begin on the morning of December 6th end at lunch time on the 9th).

The following people have agreed to give plenary talks:

Alexander Arhangelskii (Ohio University)
Alan Dow (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
Todd Eisworth (Ohio University)
Klass Pieter Hart (Delft University of Technology)
Istvan Juhasz (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics)
Piotr Koszmider (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Jan van Mill (University of Amsterdam)
Arnold Miller (University of Wisconsin)
Juris Steprans (York University)
Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto and CNRS, Paris)

Additional invited talks will be given as well. (There will be no contributed talks.)

To register (free) and for more information, visit

May 12-13 Turing meeting at Columbia University

This is a preliminary announcement: on May 12-14, 2014, a workshop entitled Mind, Mechanism, and Mathematics will be held at Columbia University. This is the second workshop in the Turing Centenary Research Project, which focuses on the work and the legacy of Alan Turing. Details are available at the conference webpage.

Professor Arthur W. Apter promoted to Distinguished Professor

Arthur ApterProfessor Arthur W. Apter, a long-standing and prominent member of the New York logic community, has been promoted to Distinguished Professor at CUNY, effective February 1, 2014.

Professor Apter is known internationally for his foundational early work in choiceless set theory and also for his work in the area of forcing and large cardinals, including especially a large body of results concerning the indestructibility phenomenon of large cardinals and the level-by-level agreement between strong compactness and supercompactness, among many other topics.  A prolific researcher, he has published well over 100 articles in refereed research journals.

From his profile at the CUNY Distinguished Professor page:

Professor Arthur W. Apter was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended New York City public schools. After graduation in 1971 from Sheepshead Bay High School, he attended MIT, where he earned his B.S. in Mathematics in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1978. After spending one additional postdoctoral year at MIT, he spent two years in the Mathematics Department of the University of Miami and five years in the Mathematics Department of Rutgers University – Newark Campus.

He has been affiliated with the Mathematics Department of Baruch College since 1986, and was appointed to the Doctoral Faculty in Mathematics of the CUNY Graduate Center in 2006. He was the doctoral advisor of Shoshana Friedman (Ph.D. CUNY 2009) and doctoral co-advisor of Grigor Sargsyan (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 2009), whom he mentored as an undergraduate in the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. He has also supervised two additional students in advanced reading courses in mathematics as undergraduates, Lilit Martirosyan and Chase Skipper.

Professor Apter is a mathematical logician, who specializes in set theory. His research focuses on large cardinals and forcing, but he also maintains a keen interest in inner model theory.