On 26 and 27 September 2014 ILLC and the University of Amsterdam organize a Celebration Event for Johan van Benthem, on the occasion of his official retirement from the University of Amsterdam. The first day will have lectures for the general public, Johan’s valedictory lecture, and a reception. The second day is a scientific workshop devoted to current trends in logic, with emphasis to the areas where Johan was or is active.
Friday September 26: The Impact of Logic
Venue: Aula Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam.
Friday September 26 will bring us Lectures on the Impact of Logic by five internationally renowned speakers who all have made significant contributions to general public awareness of logic, and to the development of areas of logic related to the interests of Johan van Benthem:
- Vincent Hendricks (http://www.vince-inc.com/vincent/)
- Hans Kamp (http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/hans)
- Peter Gaerdenfors (http://www.fil.lu.se/en/department/staff/PeterGardenfors)
- John Perry (http://john.jperry.net/)
- Fenrong Liu (http://fenrong.net/).
The talks will be accessible to a broad audience. In the afternoon, Johan van Benthem will give his Valedictory Lecture
as University Professor of the University of Amsterdam. This is followed by speeches, a book presentation, and a reception offered by the University of Amsterdam.
Saturday September 27: Workshop on the Future of Logic
Venue: Tobacco Theater, Nes 75–87, Amsterdam
Prominent colleagues and friends of Johan van Benthem will give talks targeted at an audience specialized in logic. All colleagues and former students of Johan are invited to attend. Themes are:
- Logic, Mathematics and Computation
Talks by Albert Visser (Utrecht), Hajnal Andreka and Istvan Nemeti (Budapest), Balder ten Cate (Santa Cruz).
- Logic, Language and Cognition
Talks by Thomas Icard (Stanford), Dag Westerstahl (Gothenburg).
- Logic and Philosophy
Talks by Hannes Leitgeb (Munich), Wesley Holliday (Berkeley), Sergei
Artemov (New York, Moscow).
- Logic, Games and Argumentation
Talks by Samson Abramsky (Oxford), Dov Gabbay (London), Giacomo Bonanno (UC Davis, California).
Saturday Evening: Buffet Dinner and Reunion Party
The workshop will be succeeded by a buffet dinner with speeches, and then by a big reunion party. The party is meant for everyone connected to ILLC or to Johan. This includes students, colleagues, collaborators, friends and family. You are all cordially invited to be there, and to help us make this a truly memorable event.
For further info on the Johan Jubilee Events we advise you to keep an eye on the dedicated website http://www.illc.uva.nl/J65, where further details will appear.
Robert van Rooij (chair), Alexandru Baltag, Jan van Eijck, Peter van Ormondt