October 2008

October 2008

11th October 2008 :  MaMuPhi Seminar ENS Salle Cavailles

Des connivances contemporaines entre intellectualites Mathematique et Musicale

Presentation : Francois Nicolas

& Response : Charles Alunni

François Nicolas –

Des connivences contemporaines entre intellectualités mathématique & musicale [1][1]   Philosophie – Huit propositions au sujet du structuralisme (pdf)

Mathématiques & musique – Programme de travail sur faisceaux et topos en musique

Répondant : Charles Alunni

Compte rendu de la discussion : « 15 questions ou objections, et autant de premières réponses »



10th  – 31st OCTOBER 2008  : Prof. Mic Detlefsen (IP Chair D’Excellence, Ideals of Proof Program)  gave a series of four lectures during October at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), 45, Rue d’Ulm, Paris.

The title of the lectures was: “In Search of Formalism”.

Lecture I: Friday, October 10, 2008, 16h00-18h00, Salle Cavaillès

Lecture II: Friday, October 17, 2008, 16h00-18h00, Salle Cavaillès

Lecture III: Friday, October 24, 2008, 16h00-18h00, Salle Cavaillès

Lecture IV: Friday, October 31, 2008 16h00-18h00 : Salle des Actes



19th-20th  October 2008  :  Brussels Meeting at Belgian Royal Flemish Academy :  On Categories in Algebra Geometry Logic and Analysis  : A Meeting in Honour of the 60th Birthdays of Professors Francis BORCEUX and Dominique BOURN

Program of Meeting and Links to recordings :

Day 1 :  19th OCTOBER 2008

Talk 1 : 




Overheads of Talk  by Prof. Peter JOHNSTONE (Cambridge)  :  Some Lattices of subtoposes

in Brussels Royal Flemish Academy Workshop

“Categories in Algebra, Geometry and Logic”  in Honour of Francis Borceux and Dominique Bourn

(to be added with Prof. Johnstone’s kind permission)



 28th October 2008 : Paris ENS Categories en Physique Seminar (Marc LACHIEZE-REY)

Prof. Lou CRANE (KSU) ; Model Categories and Quantum Gravity

Click here for link to Lou CRANE’s Talk

Click here for link to related paper and other documentation



October 29th 2008 : The fall IP Fellows Seminar took place in Nancy (University Nancy 2, Campus Lettres et Sciences Humaines, room G-04), October 29th. 2008 The program was as follows: Session I (10h30-12h00):

Paul McCallion (IP Fellow), “Ideality and the integers” –

Session II (13h30-15h00): Fabien Schang (IP Fellow), “An abstract object in logic: logical value, and its philosophical import”

Session III (15h15–16h45): John Mumma (IP Fellow), “The real and the ideal in complex projective space”