Seminar code: NMMB453 (both semesters)
(you can sign up for the seminar repeatedly)
The seminar is run in English if students
not speaking Czech
attend, as happened many semesters during the past.
The seminar is intended for students interested in mathematical
logic. It does not assume more than basic knowledge, e.g. on
the level of basic course
Uvod do matematicke logiky
(taking that particular course is not a necessary
admission condition though).
The seminar runs from the summer semester 06/07.
Students are welcome to attend also a more advanced
In every semester we concentrate on a different theme
and it is generally not assumed that you have attended earlier
semesters (there were some exceptions when the topic from one
semester over-spilled into the next one).
The themes are chosen in a discussion with the participants
in order to respect their backgrounds and interests, and
often relate to the area of interactions of logic and
computational complexity theory.
The main program is complemented by occasional lectures by guests.
Sumer semester 2018/19:
- the topic will be chosen during the first meeting in late February -
Topics that were suggested (feel free to suggest another):
- Bounded arithmetic.
- How much axioms mathematics needs?
- Scott's expository paper about the unprovability of the Continuum Hypothesis.
- Model theory and complexity theory.
(I will explain what these headlines stand for during the first meeting.)
Day, time and place:
To be decided at the departmental scheduling meeting in
the first week of the semester (SIS may pre-schedule the seminar
but ignore that - we can change it).
If you cannot come to that meeting send me an email at least a
day or two in advance with your time constraints (i.e. do not
write what would be best for you but only what is impossible