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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:''' Tuesdays 4-5 PM
* '''Where:''' Van Vleck B223.
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* '''Where:''' Van Vleck 901
* '''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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== Fall 2021 tentative schedule ==
  
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To see what's happening in the Logic qual preparation sessions click [[Logic Qual Prep|here]].
  
== Fall 2019 - Tentative schedule ==
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=== September 14 - organizational meeting ===
  
=== September 5 - Organizational meeting ===
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We met to discuss the schedule.
  
=== September 9 - No seminar ===
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=== September 28 - Ouyang Xiating ===
  
=== September 16 - Daniel Belin ===
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Title: First-order logic, database and consistent query answering
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: Databases are a crucial component of many (if not all) modern
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applications. In reality, the data stored are often dirty and contain
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duplicated/missing entries, and it is a natural practice to clean the data
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first before executing the query. However, the same query might return
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different answers on different cleaned versions of the dataset. It is then
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helpful to compute the consistent answers: the query answers that will always
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be returned, regardless of how the dirty data is cleaned. In this talk, we
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first introduce the connection between first-order logic and query languages
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on databases, and then discuss the problem of Consistent Query Answering
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(CQA): How to compute consistent answers on dirty data? Finally, we show
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when the CQA problem can be solved using first-order logic for path queries.
  
=== September 23 - Daniel Belin ===
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=== October 12 - Karthik Ravishankar ===
  
Title: Lattice Embeddings of the m-Degrees and Second Order Arithmetic - Continued
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Title: Notions of randomness for subsets of the Natural Numbers
  
=== September 30 - Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott ===
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Abstract: There are a number of notions of randomness of sets of natural numbers. These notions have been defined based on what a 'random object' should behave like such as being 'incompressible' or being 'hard to predict' etc. There is often a interplay between computability and randomness aspects of subsets of natural numbers. In this talk we motivate and present a few different notions of randomness and compare their relative strength.
  
Title: Scott Rank of Computable Models.
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=== October 26 - Alice Vidrine ===
  
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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Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part III: Actual realizability
  
=== October 7 - Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott ===
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Abstract: Realizability is an approach to semantics for non-classical logic that interprets propositions by sets of abstract computational data. In the present talk we describe the notion of a Schonfinkel algebra (also called a partial combinatory algebra), which gives us a very general notion of computation. We then describe the construction of a topos whose notions of morphism and subobject must respect the computational structure, and describe the unusual features of these toposes, closing with some discussion of Lawvere-Tierney topologies on such toposes.
  
Scott ranks of computable models - continued
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(The abstracts for parts I and II, which were given in spring 2021, can be found [https://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Graduate_Logic_Seminar,_previous_semesters#March_30_4PM_-_Alice_Vidrine here].)
  
=== October 14 - Tejas Bhojraj I - Date may change ===
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=== November 9 - Antonio Nákid Cordero ===
  
=== October 21 - Tejas Bhojraj II - Date may change ===
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=== November 23 - Antonio Nákid Cordero? ===
  
=== October 28 - Two short talks ===
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=== December 7 - John Spoerl ===
  
Iván Ongay Valverde and James Earnest Hanson
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== Previous Years ==
 
 
=== 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==
 
  
 
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 19:45, 21 October 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: Tuesdays 4-5 PM
  • Where: Van Vleck 901
  • 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

Fall 2021 tentative schedule

To see what's happening in the Logic qual preparation sessions click here.

September 14 - organizational meeting

We met to discuss the schedule.

September 28 - Ouyang Xiating

Title: First-order logic, database and consistent query answering

Abstract: Databases are a crucial component of many (if not all) modern applications. In reality, the data stored are often dirty and contain duplicated/missing entries, and it is a natural practice to clean the data first before executing the query. However, the same query might return different answers on different cleaned versions of the dataset. It is then helpful to compute the consistent answers: the query answers that will always be returned, regardless of how the dirty data is cleaned. In this talk, we first introduce the connection between first-order logic and query languages on databases, and then discuss the problem of Consistent Query Answering (CQA): How to compute consistent answers on dirty data? Finally, we show when the CQA problem can be solved using first-order logic for path queries.

October 12 - Karthik Ravishankar

Title: Notions of randomness for subsets of the Natural Numbers

Abstract: There are a number of notions of randomness of sets of natural numbers. These notions have been defined based on what a 'random object' should behave like such as being 'incompressible' or being 'hard to predict' etc. There is often a interplay between computability and randomness aspects of subsets of natural numbers. In this talk we motivate and present a few different notions of randomness and compare their relative strength.

October 26 - Alice Vidrine

Title: Categorical logic for realizability, part III: Actual realizability

Abstract: Realizability is an approach to semantics for non-classical logic that interprets propositions by sets of abstract computational data. In the present talk we describe the notion of a Schonfinkel algebra (also called a partial combinatory algebra), which gives us a very general notion of computation. We then describe the construction of a topos whose notions of morphism and subobject must respect the computational structure, and describe the unusual features of these toposes, closing with some discussion of Lawvere-Tierney topologies on such toposes.

(The abstracts for parts I and II, which were given in spring 2021, can be found here.)

November 9 - Antonio Nákid Cordero

November 23 - Antonio Nákid Cordero?

December 7 - John Spoerl

Previous Years

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