We are glad to announce that Professor Jan A Bergstra, formerly Director of Informatics, University of Amsterdam, and chair of Informatics Section of Academia Europaea will be visiting Swansea University next week.

# Category Archives: Research visit

# Paul Shafer is coming to Swansea

# Hideki Tsuiki is back in Swansea

We are glad to welcome Hideki Tsuiki in Swansea again. This Thursday we really enjoyed his talk on “Imaginary Cubes — Mathematics, Puzzle, Art and Education”.

**Abstract:** Imaginary cubes are three-dimensional objects with square projections in three orthogonal ways just as a cube has. How many different kinds of imaginary cubes can you imagine? In this talk we show that there are 16 kinds of minimal convex imaginary cubes which includes regular tetrahedron, cuboctahedron, and two objects that we call H and T. As we will explain, H and T have a lot of beautiful mathematical properties related to tiling, fractal, and higher-dimensional geometry, and based on these properties, the speaker has designed a puzzle, constructed three-dimensional math-art objects, and used them for educations at various levels from elemental school to graduate schools. In this talk, I will explain mathematics of imaginary cubes and show the activities I have been engaged in. I will carry a couple of copies of the puzzle and some of the math-art objects so that the audience can enjoy them while I am staying in Swansea.

# 2nd Proof Society Workshop on Proof Theory and its Applications

Following the Summer School, we are really proud to host the 2nd Proof Society Workshop. The workshop was an opportunity to listen to a lot of interesting invited and contributed talks on proof theory and various areas of its application:

**Adam Wyner:** Computational Law – The Case of Autonomous Vehicles

**Yong Cheng:** Exploring the incompleteness phenomenon

**Matthias Baaz:** Towards a Proof Theory for Henkin Quantifiers

**Sonia Marin:** On cut-elimination for non-wellfounded proofs: the case of PDL

**Gilles Dowek:** Logical frameworks, reverse mathematics, and formal proofs translation

**Benjamin Ralph:** What is a combinatorial proof system?

**William Stirton:** Ordinal assignments correlated with notions of reduction

**Oliver Kullmann:** Practical proof theory: practical versions of Extended Resolution

**Anton Setzer** and** Ulrich Berger **on behalf of **Ralph Matthes:** Martin Hofmann’s case for non-strictly positive data types – reloaded

**Laura Crosilla:** Philosophy of mathematics and proof theory

**Takako Nemoto:** Recursion Theory in Constructive Mathematics

**Arno Pauly:** Combinatorial principles equivalent to weak induction

**Antonina Kolokolova:** The proof complexity of reasoning over richer domains

**Joost Joosten:** The reduction property revisited

**Helmut Schwichtenberg:** Computational content of proofs

Thanks to all the speaker and participants and we hope to see you all again soon.

# Visits and talks this week

This week we are glad to welcome two visitors here at Swansea, namely Hideki Tsuiki from Kyoto University and Kristijonas Čyra from the Imperial College of London.

Hideki will give a talk on “Infinite Adequacy Theorem through Coinductive Definitions” today at 14:00 as a part of our Theory seminar series and Kristijonas will speak on “Argumentation-enabled Explainable AI Applications” this Thursday at 15:00 at the CoFo.

# MLA’2019

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Ulrich Berger is currently attending the 3rd Workshop on Mathematical Logic and its Applications, Nancy, France, where he will present a talk on Extracting the Fan Functional.

# Dongseong Seon is visiting Swansea

# Ryota Akiyoshi visiting

As a part of our Theory Seminars, today we welcomed Ryota Akiyoshi from Waseda University, who gave a talk on Takeuti’s finitism.

Abstract: In this talk, we address several mathematical and philosophical issues of Gaisi Takeuti’s proof theory, who is one of the most distinguished logicians in proof theory after Hilbert and Gentzen. He furthered the realization of Hilbert’s program by formulating Gentzen’s sequent calculus for higher-oder logics, conjecturing that the cut-elimination holds for it (Takeuti’s conjecture), and obtaining several stunning results in the 1950-60’s towards the solution of his conjecture.

This talk consists of two parts. (1) To summarize Takeuti’s background and the argument of the well-ordering proof of ordinals up to ε0 , (2) To evaluate it on philosophical grounds. Also, we will explain several mathematical and philosophical issues to be solved. This is joint work with Andrew Arana.

# Collaboration at HIM Trimester Program

Ulrich, Monika and Olga attended Hausdorff Trimester Program Types, Sets and Constructions in Bonn, Germany. During this research trip they have participated in the Constructive Mathematics workshop and had a chance to collaborate with partners from the past and existing projects, including COMPUTAL, CONRCON and CID.

# Stephane Le Roux is visiting

Stephane Le Roux is visiting us from Darmstadt. Today he will give a talk on “Concurrent games and semi-random determinacy.”