An Isaac Newton Institute Satellite Workshop

Pure Model Theory

4 - 8 July 2005

Organisers: David Evans (UEA), Dugald Macpherson (Leeds), Anand Pillay (Urbana) and Frank Wagner (Lyon)

Supported by the EPSRC of Great Britain, London Mathematical Society and the Newton Institute, Cambridge

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled
Model Theory and Applications to Algebra and Analysis

Theme of Workshop:

There is a rich interplay between the sophisticated and difficult techniques which have been developed internally within model theory (so-called 'pure model theory') and the model-theoretic analysis of individual (or groups of) mathematical structures which arise in algebra and analysis. This workshop will focus on developments at the 'purer' end of model theory, without, of course, ignoring the connections with other branches of mathematics.

The themes of the workshop will be: forking and simple theories; Hrushovski constructions; non-elementary classes; topological methods in model theory; independence in unstable structures.

Invited talks:

The will be three sequences of tutorials given by:

Itay Ben-Yaacov (Madison), Ludomir Newelski (Wroclaw) and Bruno Poizat (Lyon).

Plenary speakers include:

John Baldwin (Chicago), Elisabeth Bouscaren (Paris), Byunghan Kim (MIT), Chris Laskowski (Maryland), Mike Prest (Manchester), Boris Zilber (Oxford), Martin Ziegler (Freiburg).

A series of shorter invited talks will be arranged closer to the date of the workshop. All participants are invited to submit a contribution to a Poster Session.


The workshop will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. The cost of accommodation and meals from dinner on Sunday 3 July to afternoon tea on Friday 8 July is £325.50 for en-suite and £264.50 for standard accommodation.

Registration and further information:

Participants are asked to register between 1 February and 13 May 2005. Further information, details of how to register and of available funding can be found here.

Scientific enquiries:

Should be sent to David Evans.

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