Organiser: Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam)
On the 9th January 2012, the programme "Semantics & Syntax" will be officially opened. In addition to being the official opening of the programme, this event will provide the general mathematical public (with strong emphasis on postgraduate students) a glimpse of the current state of the art and explain what is going to happen during the six months at Cambridge.
The day is one of the Spitalfields Days of the London Mathematical Society, named in honour of the Spitalfields Mathematical Society, a precursor of the London Mathematical Society which flourished from 1717 to 1845. Spitalfields Days provide survey lectures aimed at a general mathematical audience.
With four survey lectures of leading experts of the field, we shall allow everyone who is planning to be engaged with the programme to glimpse of the relevance and the importance of the involved fields. We shall also offer postgraduate students the opportunity of collecting information about how they can get involved with the programme as workshop participants or junior fellow.
We invite interested researchers and postgraduate students from all institutions in the UK to come and listen to the tutorials.
The London Mathematical Society supports the Spitalfields Day by providing a limited number of modest travel grants (£100) for postgraduate students. If you wish to apply for such a grant, please contact the organizer at bloewe[at]science.uva[dot]nl by 15 December 2011.