Arctic Set Theory Workshop                                                         

Kilpisjärvi, Finland

February 1-5, 2013

This international workshop on the latest developments in set theory, including set theoretic model theory and constructive set theory, will be held in the Kilpisjärvi Research Center of the University of Helsinki, during February 1-5, 2013. A group of leading mathematical logicians, together with younger researchers, from Finland, USA, Israel, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Denmark, Colombia and Poland will meet in this unique location to make progress on the hardest questions of set theory today.

Organizing group:  Helsinki Logic Group. Organizers: Juliette Kennedy and Jouko Väänänen (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki)

Confirmed participants:

Alessandro Andretta (Turin), David Aspero (Norwich), John Baldwin (Chicago), Tomek Bartoszynski (NSF), Natasha Dobrinen (Denver), Daisuke Ikegami (Berkeley), Kaisa Kangas (Helsinki), Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki), Vadim Kulikov (Vienna), Peter Köpke (Bonn), Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem), Ben Miller (Munster), Michael Rathjen (Leeds), Marcin Sabok (Wroclav), Philip Schlicht (Bonn), John Steel (Berkeley), Lauri Tuomi (Paris), Asker Törnquist (Copenhagen), Andres Villaveces (Bogota), Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki), Philip Welch (Bristol), Hugh Woodin (Berkeley), Fan Yang (Helsinki).


Departure time of the bus from Kittilä on Friday: The flight AY 447 lands in Kittilä 12:40, the bus (Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy) leaves after that.

Tentative schedule


Participants will get keys to their rooms upon arrival at the Research Center. Address of the Research Center: Kilpisjärvi Biological Station Käsivarrentie 14622, FIN-99490 Kilpisjärvi , phone +358-(0)16-320 2200.

First lectures Saturday morning. Last lectures Tuesday before lunch. Conference dinner Monday night. Excursion Sunday daylight time. The reindeer excursion is planned on Sunday, but in fact depends on the weather and on where the reindeer herd happens to be. Video conference with Prof. Markku Kulmala on arctic climate and climate change on Monday at 10 AM.


Contact person: Juliette Kennedy (, +358-50-3714576), Jouko Väänänen (+358-40-5138278)