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The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate student and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarly original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.
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The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate students and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarily original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.
  
* '''When:''' Mondays 4p-5p
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* '''When:''' TBA
* '''Where:''' Van Vleck B223.
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* '''Where:''' on line (ask for code).
* '''Organizers:''' [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Omer Mermelstein]
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* '''Organizers:''' [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~jgoh/ Jun Le Goh]
  
 
The talk schedule is arranged at the beginning of each semester. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the organizers.
 
The talk schedule is arranged at the beginning of each semester. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the organizers.
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Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list:  join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu
 
Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list:  join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu
  
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== Spring 2021 - Tentative schedule ==
  
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=== February 16 3:30PM - Short talk by Sarah Reitzes (University of Chicago) ===
  
== Fall 2019 - Tentative schedule ==
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Title: Reduction games over $\mathrm{RCA}_0$
  
=== September 5 - Organizational meeting ===
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Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss joint work with Damir D. Dzhafarov and Denis R. Hirschfeldt. Our work centers on the characterization of problems P and Q such that P $\leq_{\omega}$ Q, as well as problems P and Q such that $\mathrm{RCA}_0 \vdash$ Q $\to$ P, in terms of winning strategies in certain games. These characterizations were originally introduced by Hirschfeldt and Jockusch. I will discuss extensions and generalizations of these characterizations, including a certain notion of compactness that allows us, for strategies satisfying particular conditions, to bound the number of moves it takes to win. This bound is independent of the instance of the problem P being considered. This allows us to develop the idea of Weihrauch and generalized Weihrauch reduction over some base theory. Here, we will focus on the base theory $\mathrm{RCA}_0$. In this talk, I will explore these notions of reduction among various principles, including bounding and induction principles.
  
=== September 9 - No seminar ===
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=== March 23 4:15PM - Steffen Lempp ===
  
=== September 16 - Daniel Belin ===
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Title: Degree structures and their finite substructures
Title: Lattice Embeddings of the m-Degrees and Second Order Arithmetic
 
  
Abstract: Lachlan, in a result later refined and clarified by Odifreddi, proved in 1970 that initial segments of the m-degrees can be embedded as an upper semilattice formed as the limit of finite distributive lattices. This allows us to show that the many-one degrees codes satisfiability in second-order arithmetic, due to a later result of Nerode and Shore. We will take a journey through Lachlan's rather complicated construction which sheds a great deal of light on the order-theoretic properties of many-one reducibility.
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Abstract: Many problems in mathematics can be viewed as being coded by sets of natural numbers (as indices).
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One can then define the relative computability of sets of natural numbers in various ways, each leading to a precise notion of “degree” of a problem (or set).
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In each case, these degrees form partial orders, which can be studied as algebraic structures.
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The study of their finite substructures leads to a better understanding of the partial order as a whole.
  
=== September 23 - Daniel Belin ===
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=== March 30 4PM - Alice Vidrine ===
  
Title: Lattice Embeddings of the m-Degrees and Second Order Arithmetic - Continued
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Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part I: Categories and the Yoneda Lemma
  
=== September 30 - Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott ===
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Abstract: An interesting strand of modern research on realizability--a semantics for non-classical logic based on a notion of computation--uses the language of toposes and Grothendieck fibrations to study mathematical universes whose internal notion of truth is similarly structured by computation. The purpose of this talk is to establish the basic notions of category theory required to understand the tools of categorical logic developed in the sequel, with the end goal of understanding the realizability toposes developed by Hyland, Johnstone, and Pitts. The talk will cover the definitions of category, functor, natural transformation, adjunctions, and limits/colimits, with a heavy emphasis on the ubiquitous notion of representability.
  
Title: Scott Rank of Computable Models
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[https://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Cat-slides-1.pdf Link to slides]
  
Abstract: Infinatary logic extends the notions of first order logic by allowing infinite formulas. Scott's Isomorphism Theorem states that any countable structure can be characterized up to isomorphism by a single countable sentence. Closely related to the complexity of this sentence is what is known as the Scott Rank of the structure. In this talk we restrict our attention to computable models and look at an upper bound on the Scott Rank of such structures.
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=== April 27 4PM - Alice Vidrine ===
  
=== October 7 - Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott ===
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Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part II
  
Title: Scott Rank of Computable Codels - Continued
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Abstract: Realizability is an approach to semantics for non-classical logic that interprets propositions by sets of abstract computational data. One modern approach to realizability makes heavy use of the notion of a topos, a type of category that behaves like a universe of non-standard sets. In preparation for introducing realizability toposes, the present talk will be a brisk introduction to the notion of a topos, with an emphasis on their logical aspects. In particular, we will look at the notion of a subobject classifier and the internal logic to which it gives rise.
 
 
=== October 14 - Tejas Bhojraj ===
 
 
 
Title: Solovay and Schnorr randomness for infinite sequences of qubits.
 
 
 
Abstract : We define Solovay and Schnorr randomness in the quantum setting. We then prove quantum versions of the law of large numbers and of the Shannon McMillan Breiman theorem (only for the iid case) for quantum Schnorr randoms.
 
 
 
=== October 21 - Tejas Bhojraj ===
 
 
 
Title: Solovay and Schnorr randomness for infinite sequences of qubits.
 
 
 
=== October 28 - Two short talks ===
 
 
 
Iván Ongay Valverde and James Earnest Hanson
 
 
 
=== November 4 - Two short talks ===
 
Speakers TBD
 
 
 
=== November 11 - Manlio Valenti I ===
 
 
 
=== November 18 - Manlio Valenti II ===
 
 
 
=== November 25 - Two short talks ===
 
Speakers TBD
 
 
 
=== December 2 - Iván Ongay Valverde I ===
 
 
 
=== December 9 - Iván Ongay Valverde II ===
 
  
 
==Previous Years==
 
==Previous Years==
  
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[Graduate Logic Seminar, previous semesters|here]].
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[Graduate Logic Seminar, previous semesters|here]].

Revision as of 12:48, 21 April 2021

The Graduate Logic Seminar is an informal space where graduate students and professors present topics related to logic which are not necessarily original or completed work. This is a space focused principally on practicing presentation skills or learning materials that are not usually presented in a class.

  • When: TBA
  • Where: on line (ask for code).
  • Organizers: Jun Le Goh

The talk schedule is arranged at the beginning of each semester. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the organizers.

Sign up for the graduate logic seminar mailing list: join-grad-logic-sem@lists.wisc.edu

Spring 2021 - Tentative schedule

February 16 3:30PM - Short talk by Sarah Reitzes (University of Chicago)

Title: Reduction games over $\mathrm{RCA}_0$

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss joint work with Damir D. Dzhafarov and Denis R. Hirschfeldt. Our work centers on the characterization of problems P and Q such that P $\leq_{\omega}$ Q, as well as problems P and Q such that $\mathrm{RCA}_0 \vdash$ Q $\to$ P, in terms of winning strategies in certain games. These characterizations were originally introduced by Hirschfeldt and Jockusch. I will discuss extensions and generalizations of these characterizations, including a certain notion of compactness that allows us, for strategies satisfying particular conditions, to bound the number of moves it takes to win. This bound is independent of the instance of the problem P being considered. This allows us to develop the idea of Weihrauch and generalized Weihrauch reduction over some base theory. Here, we will focus on the base theory $\mathrm{RCA}_0$. In this talk, I will explore these notions of reduction among various principles, including bounding and induction principles.

March 23 4:15PM - Steffen Lempp

Title: Degree structures and their finite substructures

Abstract: Many problems in mathematics can be viewed as being coded by sets of natural numbers (as indices). One can then define the relative computability of sets of natural numbers in various ways, each leading to a precise notion of “degree” of a problem (or set). In each case, these degrees form partial orders, which can be studied as algebraic structures. The study of their finite substructures leads to a better understanding of the partial order as a whole.

March 30 4PM - Alice Vidrine

Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part I: Categories and the Yoneda Lemma

Abstract: An interesting strand of modern research on realizability--a semantics for non-classical logic based on a notion of computation--uses the language of toposes and Grothendieck fibrations to study mathematical universes whose internal notion of truth is similarly structured by computation. The purpose of this talk is to establish the basic notions of category theory required to understand the tools of categorical logic developed in the sequel, with the end goal of understanding the realizability toposes developed by Hyland, Johnstone, and Pitts. The talk will cover the definitions of category, functor, natural transformation, adjunctions, and limits/colimits, with a heavy emphasis on the ubiquitous notion of representability.

Link to slides

April 27 4PM - Alice Vidrine

Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part II

Abstract: Realizability is an approach to semantics for non-classical logic that interprets propositions by sets of abstract computational data. One modern approach to realizability makes heavy use of the notion of a topos, a type of category that behaves like a universe of non-standard sets. In preparation for introducing realizability toposes, the present talk will be a brisk introduction to the notion of a topos, with an emphasis on their logical aspects. In particular, we will look at the notion of a subobject classifier and the internal logic to which it gives rise.

Previous Years

The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found here.