- 2019 Rutherford Lecture
- The 2019 ASL Election
- 2019 Sacks Prize
- Call for Proposals: 2021 AMS-ASL Joint Special Session
2019 Rutherford Lecture
A video of Rod Downey's 2019 Rutherford Memorial Lecture is available at https://royalsociety.org.nz/news/video-logic-maths-and-modern-society. This lecture follows his 2018 Rutherford Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The 2019 ASL Election
In the 2019 election, Russell Miller and Reed Solomon were re-elected as Co-Secretary-Treasurers of the ASL. Anuj Dawar and Paola D'Aquino were elected to the Executive Committee, and Ralf Schindler and Keita Yokoyama were elected to the Council.
Each of their terms is for three years and began January 1, 2020.
2019 Sacks Prize
The ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards has selected Gabriel Goldberg of Harvard University to receive the 2019 Sacks Prize. The prize consists of a cash award and five years membership in the ASL.
Goldberg received his Ph.D. in 2019 at Harvard University under the supervision of W. Hugh Woodin. In his thesis, “The Ultrapower Axiom”, he isolates and develops a powerful new structural hypothesis for inner models of set theory. The Ultrapower Axiom holds in all inner models built using the current methodology. On the other hand, Goldberg shows it has sweeping structural consequences: the linearity of the Mitchell order on countably complete ultrafilters, a characterization of strong compactness in terms of supercompactness, and GCH above a strongly compact cardinal. The Prize Committee noted the transformational quality of Goldberg’s thesis work within the Inner Model Program.
Call for Proposals: 2021 AMS-ASL Joint Special Session
The ASL Committee on Logic in North America seeks proposals for an
AMS-ASL Joint Special Session to be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, DC, January 6--9, 2021. Proposals or requests for information should be sent to the Committee Chair, Natasha Dobrinen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 10, 2020.