The Evelyn Nelson Lectures


2015-16 Lecture

December 4, 2016 
Hamilton Hall, Room 305

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Speaker:  Philipp Hieronymi, 
UIUC


Title:  Dimensional concordance and logical tameness


Refreshments will be served at 3:00 pm in HH/216

 
 

Evelyn M. NelsonEvelyn M. Nelson

1943 - 1987

Dr. Evelyn Nelson was a member of the Department at the time of her death in 1987. In her memory and in recognition of her contributions to the University and the Mathematical Community, the Department, with the generous support of her many friends and colleagues, established the Evelyn Nelson Lecture Series. This lecture series has focused on matters relating to the Foundations of Mathematics.


Past Nelson Lectures:


2014-2015

Jaroslav Nesetril, 
Charles University, Prague

Homomorphisms, Ramsey theory and structural limits

2013-2014

Ilijas Farah, 
York University

Logic and the classification of C*-algebras

2012–2013

Philipp Habegger
Princeton Univeristy and Frankfurt

Non-Archimedean approximations by special points

2011–2012

Michael Singer
North Carolina State University

Factorization of partial differential operators and differential algebraic groups

2010–2011 

Sergei Starchenko 
Notre Dame University 

O-minimality and Diophantine geometry

2009–2010 

Alasdair Urquhart 
University of Toronto 

Von Neumann, Godel and complexity theory

2008–2009 

Alex Wilkie 
Manchester University

Model theory and analytic continuation for implicitly defined functions

2007–2008 

Phokion Kolaitis 
IBM Almaden Research Center 

Constraint satisfaction, complexity, and logic

2006–2007 

Julia Knight 
Notre Dame 

Comparing classes of structures

2005–2006 

Michael Shub 
University of Toronto 

Computing over the real and complex numbers

2004–2005 

Thomas Scanlon 
University of California, Berkeley 

A logical perspective on difference equations

2003–2004 

Ya'acov Peterzil 
Haifa 

Definable groups in o-minimal structures

2002–2003 

Alexander Kechris 
California Institute of Technology 

Applications of ergodic theory to set theory

2001–2002 

Patrick Speissegger 
University of Wisconsin 

Constructing o-minimal structures

2000–2001 

Dugald Macpherson 
University of Leeds 

Reconstructing models from their automorphism groups

1999–2000 

Toni Pitassi 
University of Arizona 

A new proof of the weak pigeonhole principle

1998–1999 

Olga Kharlampovich 
McGill University 

Equations and first-order formulas over free and fully residually free groups

1996–1997 

Chris Laskowski 
University of Maryland 

What do the law of large numbers, PAC learning, neural networks and model theory have in common?

1994–1995 

Askold Khovanskii 
University of Toronto 

Newton polyhedra

1994–1995 

Dave Marker 
University of Illinois, Chicago 

Model theory and exponentiation

1993–1994 

Lou van den Dries 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

Logic and local fields

1992–1993 

Ralph McKenzie 
University of California, Berkeley 

Equations, lattices and structure: sixty years of research in universal algebra

1991–1992 

Angus Macintyre 
University of Oxford 

Model theory of analytic functions