Michael Detlefsen mdetlef1 at nd.edu
Sun Jul 26 16:45:50 EDT 2009

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

This is to remind you that the tenth annual 
Midwest PhilMath Workshop (MWPMW 10) will be held 
at Notre Dame the weekend of Saturday, October 
10th and Sunday, October 11th. As usual, the plan 
is to schedule a full day of talks and 
discussions for Saturday and a half day for 
Sunday. Also as usual, there will be a workshop 
dinner Saturday evening, with all participants 
invited to attend as guests of the university. 
What is different this year is that we're 
planning special events to mark the tenth 
anniversary of the workshop. Some of these will 
occur as part of the workshop. Hugh Woodin, Tony 
Martin, Nik Weaver and Benedikt Löwe will be 
joining us and giving talks as part of a special 
session(s) on set theory and philosophical 
questions pertaining thereto. There will also be 
a special meeting of our (Notre Dame's) weekly 
Logic Seminar in connection with this. Details 
will follow when scheduling is complete.

A website for the workshop will be up in a few 
days, and you'll be able to keep up with 
developments there. You can get to it by 
following the obvious links on the Philosophy 
Department's web page 
In due course, the location of the sessions, the 
schedule of talks and abstracts for them will also be posted there.

If you would like to give a talk, email a pdf of 
your talk or substantial summary to Paddy 
(<mailto:blanchette.1 at nd.edu>blanchette.1 at nd.edu), 
Tim (<mailto:bays.5 at nd.edu>bays.5 at nd.edu), Curtis 
(<mailto:cfranks at nd.edu>cfranks at nd.edu) and me 
(<mailto:mdetlef1 at nd.edu>mdetlef1 at nd.edu). We 
would like to have all proposals for talks by 
September 1st so that we can set the program by 
September 10th. Talks should be 35--40 minutes, 
with 15--20 minutes left for discussion.

We're fortunate to have Mrs. Harriet Baldwin 
(<mailto:baldwin.1 at nd.edu>baldwin.1 at nd.edu) as 
the workshop manager once again this year. Please 
contact her with any questions you may have 
concerning rooms, meals, etc.. She has booked a 
block of rooms for the workshop. Since there are 
other conferences going on the same weekend, 
demand for rooms may be high and it would thus be 
a good idea to reserve a room with Harriet as 
soon as possible. Please also indicate to her 
whether you will be joining us for dinner 
Saturday evening, and let her know if you have 
any special dietary requirements. She can also 
point you to pertinent travel information, maps, etc..

Please share this announcement with others you 
know who might be interested, both students and 
faculty. There are limited funds to help defray 
expenses for student participants coming from out 
of town whose departments do not have funds to 
cover their costs. These funds will generally 
take the form of subventions for lodging. If you 
are interested in applying for one of these, 
please notify Mrs. Baldwin as soon as possible. 
Please also have an appropriate faculty member 
from your department email me to confirm that 
your department cannot meet your expenses.

That's it for now. I hope you're having a good 
summer. We look forward to seeing you at MWPMW 10 in October.

Best regards,

Mic Detlefsen
Director, MWPMW 10  

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