### Logic List Mailing Archive

## Descriptive Set Theory

**9 May 2014**

Lausanne, Switzerland

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The Swiss Graduate Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SGSLPS)
organises a one-day conference on Descriptive Set Theory on May 9 in
Lausanne (Switzerland).
The origination of Descriptive Set Theory can be traced back to the work
of Borel, Baire and Lebesgue at the turn of the twentieth century, as they
were beginning to understand the abstract notion of a function introduced
by Dirichlet and Riemann. Descriptive Set Theory is the study of the sets
of reals that can be explicitly defined or constructed, and so can be
expected to have certain properties, such as Lebesgue Measurability, not
enjoyed by arbitrary sets. It is a central part of contemporary Set Theory
and therefore dealing with major logical concepts, such as definability
and undecidability. Moreover its results and methods are used in diverse
fields of mathematics among which Topology, Real Analysis, Ergodic Theory
and Functional Analysis.
Prof. Andretta will provide the audience with a gentle introduction to
Descriptive Set Theory and its interactions with other parts of
mathematics. Prof. Duparc will then focus on infinite games, a major
technique in this field.
Invited Speakers:
Prof. Alessandro Andretta (Universita di Torino)
Prof. Jacques Duparc (Université de Lausanne)
Please find a full program on www.sgslps.ch. All are welcome!
The SGSLPS is swiss association of advanced undergraduate and graduate
students concerned with logic and/or philosophy of science. Its aim is to
promote logic among young scientists of a wide range of disciplines
including, but not restricted to, mathematics, philosophy and computer
science. It presents high level introductory events on chosen topics from
the field of logic to all those with an interest in this domain.
For the SGSLPS,
Marion Haemmerli (Lausanne), Kevin Fournier (Lausanne) and Yann Pequignot (Lausanne)
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