[FOM] International Summer School on Proof Theory

Arnold Beckmann a.beckmann at swansea.ac.uk
Fri Mar 9 12:04:16 EST 2018

1st International Summer School on Proof Theory
Ghent, September 2-5, 2018

Workshop on Proof Theory
Ghent, September 6-7, 2018

The 1st International Summer School for Proof Theory in Ghent is 
arranged under the auspices of The Proof Society, and is sponsored by 
the Kurt Gödel Society.  The Proof Society has recently been formed to 
support the notion of proof in its broadest sense, through a series of 
suitable activities; to be therefore inclusive in reaching out to all 
scientific areas which consider proof as an object in their studies; to 
enable the community to shape its future by identifying, formulating and 
communicating its most important goals; to actively promote proof to 
increase its visibility and representation.

The aim of the summer school is to cover basic and advanced topics in 
proof theory.  The focus of the first edition will be on structural 
proof theory, ordinal analysis, provability logic, automated theorem 
proving, and philosophical aspects of proof. Other areas like reverse 
mathematics, proof mining, and proof complexity will be covered at the 
workshop, and in follow up summer schools.  The intended audience is 
advanced master students, PhD students, postdocs and experienced 
researchers in mathematics, computer science and philosophy.

The summer school is co-located with a workshop on proof theory in Ghent 
(6-7 September).  The workshop will be the inaugural meeting of The 
Proof Society. Students are invited to apply with an informal abstract 
(1 page) to the poster session which will be held as part of the workshop.

Scientific Programme

The summer school will provide six courses:
Cut Elimination by Matthias Baaz (TU Wien)
Ordinals and their applications by Andreas Weiermann (Ghent University)
Philosophy of Proof Theory by Carlo Nicolai (King's College London)
Provability Logic by David Fernandez Duque (Ghent University)
Proof Theory in Computer Science by Andrei Voronkov (University of 
Programme Extraction by Monika Seisenberger (Swansea University)

In addition there will be one special evening lecture:
Selected topics from the Theory of Truth by Rafal Urbaniak (Ghent 


Information about registration will be available from the website soon.

Programme Committee

Bahareh Afshari, University of Gothenburg
Matthias Baaz, TU Wien
Arnold Beckmann, Swansea University (Chair)
Lev Beklemishev, Steklov Mathematical Institute
Balthasar Grabmayr, Humboldt University Berlin
Rosalie Iemhoff, Utrecht University
Joost Joosten, University of Barcelona
Antonina Kolokolova, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Norbert Preining, Accelia Inc.
Andreas Weiermann, Ghent University

Local organizing committee

Arnold Beckmann, Swansea University
David Belanger, Ghent University
David Fernandez-Duque, Ghent University
Lenny Neyt, Ghent University
Rafal Urbaniak, Ghent University
Andreas Weiermann, Ghent University (Chair)

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