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Swansea University is looking forward to host BCTCS2020 this April.
We meet to remember the great logician Erik Palmgren who sadly passed away in November 2019 .
To honor Erik Palmgren’s work, Anton Setzer will give a talk with the title:
Palmgren’s interpretation of inductive definitions in type theory and development of higher type universes in type theory.
The meeting also marks the 2nd World Logic Day.
Venue: Theory Lab (CoFo 209)
Time: 14th of January 2020, 2-3 pm
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.
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.
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.
Today Erisa Karafili from the Imperial College London has given a talk on “Helping Forensic Analysts to Analyze and Attribute Cyber-Attacks” as a part of our Theory seminars.
Abstract: The frequency and harmfulness of cyber-attacks are increasing every day, and with them also the amount of data that the cyber-forensics analysts need to collect and analyze. Analyzing and discovering who performed an attack or from where it originated would permit to put in act targeted mitigative and preventive measures. In my talk, I will present two techniques that help the forensics analyst to analyze and attribute cyber-attacks. The first technique is a formal analysis process that allows an analyst to filter the enormous amount of evidence collected and either identify crucial information about the attack (e.g., when it occurred, its culprit, its target) or, at the very least, perform a pre-analysis to reduce the complexity of the problem in order to then draw conclusions more swiftly and efficiently. The second technique is a novel argumentation-based reasoner (ABR) for analyzing and attributing cyber-attacks that includes in its reasoning technical and social evidence.
Tomorrow we are holding our end-of-summer logic minisymposium.
2:00 Åsa Hirvonen (Helsinki University): On continuous logic
2:40 Coffee & Cake
3:00 Ken-etsu Fujita (Gunma University): A constructive proof of the Church—Rosser theorem
3:50 Masahiko Sato (Kyoto University): Unification of the Lambda-Calcululs and Combinatory Logic
On continuous logic, Åsa Hirvonen (Helsinki University)
Continuous first order logic in its current form was developed at the beginning of this millennium to offer a language for the model theoretic study of metric structures, such as Banach spaces and probability spaces. It is a many-valued logic but has a different motivation and semantic than, e.g., Lukasiewicz logic. Many model theoretical properties of first order logic generalise to it, such as compactness and Löwenheim-Skolem theorems. This talk is a general introduction to the syntax and semantics as well as some basic properties of continuous logic.
A constructive proof of the Church—Rosser theorem, Ken-etsu Fujita (Gunma University)
My motivation behind this talk comes from a quantitative analysis of reduction systems based on the two viewpoints, computational cost and computational orbit.
In the first part, we show that an upper bound function for the Church—Rosser theorem of type-free lambda-calculus with beta-reduction must be in the fourth level of the Grzegorczyk hierarchy. That is, the number of reduction steps to arrive at a common reduct is bounded by a function in the smallest Grzegorczyk class properly extending that of elementary functions. At this level we also find common reducts for the confluence property. The proof method developed here can be applied not only to type-free lambda-calculus with beta-eta-reduction
but also to typed lambda-calculi such as Pure Types Systems.
In the second part, we propose a formal system of reduction paths for parallel reduction, wherein reduction paths are generated from a quiver by means of three path-operators, concatenation, monotonicity, and cofinality. Next, we introduce an equational theory and reduction rules for the reduction paths, and show that the rules on paths are terminating and confluent so that normal paths are obtained. Following the notion of normal paths, a graphical representation of reduction paths is provided, based on which unique path and universal common-reduct properties are established. Finally, transformation rules from a conversion sequence to a reduction path leading to the universal common-reduct are given, and path matrices are also defined as block matrices of adjacency matrices in order to count reduction orbits.
Unification of the Lambda-Calcululs and Combinatory Logic, Masahiko Sato (Kyoto University):
The Lambda calculus and combinatory logic have been studied as two closely related but distinct systems of logic and computation. In this talk, however, we will argue that they are in fact one and the same calculus.
We substantiate our argument by introducing what we will call the external syntax and the internal syntax for the two calculi. The external syntax will be given as a natural common extension of syntax for the \lambda-calculus and combinatory logic.
The terms defined by the internal syntax will be characterized as the closed alpha eta normal terms of the external syntax. Thus, the external syntax provides us with human readable syntax containing all the traditional \lambda-terms and combinatory-terms, and the internal syntax is suitable for the infrastructure of a proof assistant.
This is an ongoing joint work with Takafumi Sakurai and Helmut Schwichtenberg.