Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics

Model Theory Conference, 9 – 13 January 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa

This is a general model theory conference. The model theory of fields will receive particular attention, but contributed talks can be on any aspect of model theory. Students are very welcome and may offer a talk or poster. Talks will take place in Stellenbosch except on Tuesday 10 January when we shall visit the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg.

The organisers are Gareth Boxall (Stellenbosch) and Charlotte Kestner (UCLan). You can contact us on stellenboschmodeltheory@gmail.com

To participants: We look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch. The talks on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will all take place in Room 1006 in the Mathematical Sciences and Industrial Psychology Building at Stellenbosch University. That’s 55 on this map. The first talk on Monday is at 14:00. Registration is from 12:00 in Room 1019 of the same building. A light lunch will be served there from 13:00 on Monday. If you’re using a car, the big P to the right of 5 (on the map) is a public parking area (for which you would have to pay).  On the Tuesday we visit AIMS-SA in Muizenberg. There will be a reception and poster session in Room 1019 shortly after the last talk on Monday. 

Final Timetable

Participants

Georg Anegg (AIMS)

Fabrizio Barroero (Manchester)

Bruce Bartlett (Stellenbosch)

Gareth Boxall (Stellenbosch)

David Bradley-Williams (Duesseldorf)

Taboka Chalebgwa (Stellenbosch)

Artem Chernikov (UCLA)

Valentin Goranko (Stockholm)

Cameron Donnay Hill (Wesleyan)

Karin-Therese Howell (Stellenbosch)

Franziska Jahnke (Muenster)

Gareth Jones (Manchester)

Charlotte Kestner (UCLan)

Piotr Kowalski (Wroclaw)

Angus Macintyre (QMUL)

Nathan Pillay (Stellenbosch)

Tsinjo Rakotonarivo (Stellenbosch)

Sogo Pierre Sanon (Stellenbosch)

Pinar Ugurlu (Istanbul)

Alex Wilkie (Oxford)

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Registration

To cover the dinner and some other refreshments, we request a registration fee of R700 (R500 for students). Please register here. The deadline for abstracts was 5 November 2016, but we are happy to extend that to 10 December 2016. The deadline for registration is 10 December 2016.

Student support

This is an ASL sponsored event. However the deadline for student members of the ASL to apply for ASL assistance with their travel expenses was some time ago.

Number theory conference

If you are able to stay for a second week, you might be interested in the number theory conference from 16 to 20 January 2017.

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Previous model theory conference

Some details of the model theory conference of March 2015 remain below.

Model Theory Conference, 9 – 13 March 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa

This is a general model theory meeting with two four-hour workshops, one on groups in model theory (Anand Pillay) and one on pseudofinite structures (Charles Steinhorn), as well as several contributed talks on a variety of topics. It is hoped that the meeting will benefit both experts in the field and less experienced researchers interested in starting work in the area. A visit to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg is planned for the middle day.

The talks on Monday, Tuesday and Friday will all take place in Room 1006A in the Mathematical Sciences and Industrial Psychology Building at Stellenbosch University. That’s 55 on this map. If you’ll be using a car, the big P to the right of 5 (on the map) is a public parking area (for which you would have to pay).  There is a Stellenbosch street map at the bottom of this page. On Thursday the talks are in Room 1006 which is next door to 1006A. On Wednesday we visit AIMS in Muizenberg. 

On Monday, a light lunch will be available from 13:00 in the Mathematics Tea Room (Room 1019 in the same building as the talks). 

Provisional timetable

Participants:

Gareth Boxall (Stellenbosch)

Taboka Chalebgwa (Stellenbosch)

Artem Chernikov (Paris 7)

Mark Chimes (Stellenbosch)

Lorna Gregory (Manchester)

Tobias Kaiser (Passau)

Ruaan Kellerman (Pretoria)

Charlotte Kestner (Central Lancashire)

Ronnie Nagloo (CUNY)

Davide Penazzi (Central Lancashire)

Anand Pillay (Notre Dame)

Lambotte Quentin (Mons)

Tsinjo Rakotonarivo (Stellenbosch)

Alexander Schmitt (Berlin)

Nikesh Solanki (King’s College London)

Charles Steinhorn (Vassar)

 

The registration fee is R700 (R500 for students).

We are grateful to South Africa’s National Research Foundation and the Association for Symbolic Logic for financial support. We have a small amount of money to help participants, especially students, from Africa to attend the meeting. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you might be eligible. For that or any further information please contact one of the organisers: Charlotte Kestner (ckestner@uclan.ac.uk) or Gareth Boxall (gboxall@sun.ac.za).