MALOA model theory semester, Lyon, Spring 2011
Dates: 5 March - 4 June 2011
Provide PhD students in model theory a global overview of the domain and research directions within it.
Allow PhD students to discuss research topics with local and visiting researchers, as well as among themselves.
PhD students in model theory, and anyone else with a firm background in model theory, e.g., a graduate level course.
MALOA three-year fellows will be able to attend using their fellowship funds.
Four additional three month fellowships have been attributed.
We hope to obtain several additional fellowships from the IHP for French students.
We encourage any student who wishes to attend the programme and can find alternative means of funding to do so.
We can promise housing in Lyon (for a limited number of participants) at roughly 400 € per month.
Requests should come by early January.
After that date we can try but cannot promise anything.
The programme consists of twelve weeks (as well as one Spring break week, 23-30 April).
A basic week will consist of
Some weeks we shall have a visiting instructor, in which case seminars may be skipped in order to allow for a mini course of up to ten hours (two per day).
Two hours of classes per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Students' seminar on Tuesday and research seminar on Thursday.
By local instructors
March: General stability (F. O. Wagner)
March: Model theory of groups (T. Altinel, E. Jaligot)
May: Metric structures and descriptive set theory (I. Ben Yaacov, J. Melleray)
By visiting instructors
4-8 April: Valued fields (H. D. MacPherson, Leeds)
11-15 April: Zilber's exponential field (J. Kirby, East Anglia)
18-22 April: O-minimal structures (P. Speissegger, McMaster) Lecture Notes
2-5 May: Motivic integration (Z. Chatzidakis, Paris VII)
9-13 May: ℵ0-categoricity and amalgamation constructions (D. Evans, East Anglia)
30 May-3 June: Counting rational points in definable sets (T. Scanlon, Berkeley)
For more information
Contact Itaï BEN YAACOV.