Book and Journal Discounts for ASL Members
Several publishers now offer discounts on books and journals to ASL members. For a detailed description of these discounts, visit http://www.aslonline.org/members-discounts.html or write to the ASL Business Office.
Reduced Dues for Individuals and Institutions in Developing Economies
The ASL offers reduced dues for individuals and institutions in developing economies. For 2017, the reduced dues are US$18 for individuals and US$130 for institutional basic membership, US$180 for full membership. These dues apply to individuals and institutions %residing in countries whose economies are classified as `upper middle income' or below on the World Bank's annual list for four of the last five years. For more information, visit the website below or contact the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA; Tel: 1-845-437-7080; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: email@example.com.
Rules for Abstracts
The rules for abstracts of contributed talks at ASL meetings (including those submitted "by title'') may be found at http://www.aslonline.org/rules_abstracts.html. Please note that abstracts must follow the rules as set forth there; those which do not conform to the requirements will be returned immediately to the authors submitting them. Revised abstracts that follow the rules will be considered if they are received by the announced deadline.
Emeritus ASL Individual Membership
The ASL offers retired individual members two membership options. Emeritus membership includes all the privileges of regular individual membership and is available to retired individuals who have been members of the ASL for 15 years. The dues for Emeritus membership for 2017 are US$47. The privileges attached to Retired membership include the ASL Newsletter and the right to vote in ASL elections, but do not include subscriptions to the ASL journals. Retired membership is offered to retired individuals who have been members of the Association for 20 years and is free. For more information about both options, visit the webpage below.
Free Individual ASL Membership Program for Individuals in Developing Economies
The ASL invites applications for an initial two-year free membership in the Association for new and lapsed members from countries classified as developing economies. The list, found at http://www.aslonline.org/worldbankeconomies.html includes Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, India, Iran, South Africa, and many other countries classified as `upper middle income' or below on the World Bank's annual list for four of the last five years. To apply, please send an email to the ASL Committee on Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, full mailing address, and your academic affiliation. For information about the ASL and membership benefits, visit http://www.aslonline.org/membership-individual.html. After the initial two-year period new members under this program will pay the reduced membership dues, US$18 for 2017, (see below) as long as their country of residence is on the ASL's list of developing economies.
New ASL Books
To see new books in the ASL's Lecture Notes in Logic and Perspectives in Logic series, visit http://www.aslonline.org/books-lnl-available.html for LNL volumes and http://www.aslonline.org/books-perspectives_cup_springer.html for Perspectives volumes.
Discounted Dues for New ASL Individual Members
The ASL offers a 50% discount on dues for new individual members during each of the first two years of membership. For more information, visit http://www.aslonline.org/membership-individual.html.
Book and Journal Discounts for ASL Members
Several publishers now offer discounts on books and journals to ASL members. For a detailed description of these discounts, visit the website below or write to the ASL Business Office.
Zilber awarded Polya Prize
Boris Zilber of the University of Oxford was awarded the 2015 Pólya Prize of the London Mathematical Society "for his visionary contributions to model theory and its applications.'' The Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding creativity in, imaginative exposition of, or distinguished contribution to, mathematics within the United Kingdom.
Call for Proposals: 2019 AMS-ASL Joint Special Session
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 Baltimore, Maryland, January 16--19, 2019. Proposals or requests for more information should be sent to the Committee Chair, Reed Solomon (email: email@example.com). The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 5, 2018.
2017 Sacks Prize
The ASL invites nominations for the 2017 Sacks Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2017. The Sacks Prize was established to honor Professor Gerald Sacks of MIT and Harvard for his unique contribution to mathematical logic, particularly as adviser to a large number of excellent Ph.D. students. The Prize was first awarded in 1994 and became an ASL Prize in 1999. The Fund on which the Prize is based is now administered by the ASL and the selection of the recipient is made by the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The Sacks Prize will consist of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL. For general information about the Prize, visit http://www.aslonline.org/info-prizes.html.
Anyone who wishes to make a nomination for the 2017 Sacks Prize should consult the webpage http://www.aslonline.org/Sacks_nominations.html for the precise details of the application process. A brief summary of the procedure is provided below.
Students who defend their dissertations (equivalent to the American doctoral dissertation) between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017, are eligible for the Prize this year. This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted. Nominations should be made by the thesis adviser, and consist of: name of student, title and 1--2 page description of dissertation, date and location of the thesis defense, letter of recommendation from the adviser, an electronic copy of the thesis in pdf form, or the address of a web site from which an electronic copy in pdf form can be downloaded, and an independent second letter of recommendation. Nominations should be sent to the Committee Chair, Simon Thomas; pdf files sent as attachments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. The form of such letters and other pertinent details can be found at the webpage above, and need to be read prior to submitting a nomination. Correspondence should be addressed to Simon Thomas, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, Hill Center - Busch Campus, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA.
Those wishing to contribute to the Sacks Prize Fund may send contributions to the ASL office (ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA.); All such contributions are tax-deductible within the USA.
ASL Membership Dues Increase
The ASL Secretary-Treasurer will recommend to the ASL Council that in the year 2018 the dues for individual membership in the Association be increased to US$102; in 2017 the dues are US$94, and they have been at this rate since 2015. (For emeritus, student, and unemployed members, the 2018 dues will be US$51 and in 2017 they are US$47, as they have been since 2015.) Dues for Outreach individual members will remain unchanged at $18. According to the ASL Constitution, if by August 1, 2017, at least 5 percent of the individual members petition the Secretary-Treasurer, the increase in dues would have to be approved in the 2017 ASL Election by a majority of those voting.
Call for Proposals: 2020 North American Annual Meeting
The ASL Committee on Logic in North America requests proposals for the 2020 ASL North American Annual meeting, to be held some time in the first five months of 2020. The committee seeks a university somewhere in North America and a local committee to host the meeting and handle the local arrangements. The ASL meetings ordinarily cycle geographically in the pattern: west (Boise 2017), midwest (Macomb 2018), east (2019 to be determined). Thus, for 2020 the committee seeks a location in the west. Any reasonable proposal, however, will be considered. For more information, interested parties should contact the Committee Chair, Reed Solomon (email: email@example.com) no later than November 6, 2017.
Student Travel Awards: ASL or ASL-Sponsored Meetings
Student members of the ASL may apply for travel grants to other ASL or ASL-sponsored meetings (other than the 2018 North American Annual Meeting and the 2018 European Summer Meeting; the announcement for travel award applications for these meetings will be made later in 2017). To be considered for a travel award, please (1) send a letter of application, and (2) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief (preferably one page) and should include: (1) your name; (2) your home institution; (3) your thesis supervisor's name; (4) a one-paragraph description of your studies and work in logic, and a paragraph indicating why it is important to attend the meeting; (5) your estimate of the travel expenses you will incur; (6) (for citizens or residents of the USA) citizenship or visa status; and (7) (voluntary) indication of your gender and minority status. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to funds provided by the ASL, the program of travel grants is supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation; NSF funds for meetings outside of North America may be awarded only to students at USA universities and to citizens and permanent residents of the USA. Air travel paid for using NSF funds must be in accordance with the Fly America Act. Application by email is encouraged; put "ASL travel application'' in the subject line of your message.
For ASL student member travel grants to ASL or ASL-sponsored meetings (other than the North American Annual Meeting and the European Summer Meeting), applications and recommendations should be received at least three months prior to the start of the meeting at the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be communicated at least two months prior to the meeting.
2016 Shoenfield Prize Winners
Upon the recommendation of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards, the winners of the 2016 Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in the field of logic have been selected. The Shoenfield Prize for a book has been awarded to Rod Downey and Denis Hirschfeldt for Algorithmic randomness and complexity, Theory and Applications of Computability, Springer-Verlag New York, 2010. The prize carries a cash award of $1,500 to be shared by the winning co-authors. The Shoenfield Prize for an article has been awarded to Lou van den Dries for "Lectures on the model theory of valued fields,'' published in Model theory in algebra, analysis and arithmetic (Editors: H. Dugald Macpherson and Carlo Toffalori), Lecture Notes in Mathematics (C.I.M.E. Foundation Subseries), volume 2111, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, pp. 55--157. This prize carries a cash award of $1,000. The Shoenfield Prizes will be awarded formally at a ceremony at the 2018 ASL North American Annual Meeting in Macomb, Illinois.
The Shoenfield prize was established by the ASL to honor the late Joseph R. Shoenfield for his many outstanding contributions to logic and to the ASL. Generations of logicians have especially valued Shoenfield's expository gifts, and his writings provide models of lucidity and elegance. For general information about the Prize, visit http://www.aslonline.org/info-prizes.html.