Panel discussion: the unity and diversity of logic
Friday, March 9, 2012 4:45 pm GC 4102 (Science Center) 60 minutes
Abstract. The field of mathematical logic sometimes seems to be fracturing into ever-finer subdisciplines, with little connection between them, and many logicians now identify themselves by their specific subdiscipline. On the other hand, certain new themes have appeared which tend to unify the diverse discoveries of the many subdisciplines. This discussion will address these trends and ask whether one is likely to dominate the other in the long term. Will logic remain a single field, or will it split into many unrelated branches?
The panelists will be Prof. Gregory Cherlin, Prof. Joel David Hamkins, Prof. Rohit Parikh, and Prof. Jouko Väänänen, with the discussion moderated by Prof. Russell Miller. Questions and participation from the audience are encouraged.
Reposted from here.