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.
Summer semester 2020/21:
Games in Logic
A number of topics in mathematical logic
can be treated using
the framework of game theory.
Examples are: the Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse game related to
elementary equivalence of structures or a game
underlying Robinson's model-theoretic forcing, various
games related to provability and validity in classical
and non-classical logics, to witnessing of quantifiers
and to complexity of proofs, set-theoretic games related
to descriptive set
theory, to large cardinals or to the axiom of determinacy,
etc. Further examples offers
Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy.
Actual topics to be studied - and schedule of talks -
will be continuously updated on
lecture page, that will also
offer links to relevant literature and slides used during
Day, time and place:
Wednesday at 12.2o, starting on 1.March.
The semester will start online:
ID: 396 697 4589
I will send the password to all students who signed up for the seminar
by 25.II.2021. If you will
sign-up on some later date write me for the password.
After you joining the meeting you will find yourself in
a waiting room - this is just a precaution to avoid unwanted visitors.
For the same reason please join each meeting under your *real name*.
Only those who signed up for the course will be let in.
The zoom room will open always cca 5 minutes before the seminar.