Book and Journal Discounts for ASL Members
Several publishers now offer discounts on books and journals to ASL members. For a detailed description of these discounts, visit http://www.aslonline.org/members-discounts.html or write to the ASL Business Office.
Access to Current JSL and BSL for ASL Members via Project Euclid
Access to the full-text of current issues of The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic and The Journal of Symbolic Logic is available to all ASL members electronically via Project Euclid. Individual members who wish to gain access should follow these instructions: (1) go to http://projecteuclid.org; (2) click on 'Log in' in the top right-hand corner of the screen; (3) click on 'create a profile here' in the center of the login page; (4) fill in at least the required fields in the top half of the form, setting Euclid ID and Password to anything you wish, but remember these for future logins; (5) go to the bottom half of the form ('Personal Subscription Registration'); (6) select the Association for Symbolic Logic Journals and in the subscriber code box enter your individual membership ID number (you will find this number on your journal mailing label); (7) at the bottom of the form, click the 'Create Profile' button, at which point users should then see a confirmation screen and should have access to full-content of the BSL and JSL. If you need help obtaining your membership ID number, contact our membership fulfillment agent at the American Mathematical Society at email@example.com. If you have any trouble using the Personal Subscription Registration form, please contact Euclid-L@cornell.edu.
Reduced Dues for Individuals and Institutions in Developing Economies
The ASL offers reduced dues for individual and institutional members in developing economies. For 2013, the reduced dues are US-$18 for individuals, US-$130 for institutional basic membership, and US-$180 for institutional full membership. These dues apply to individuals and institutions residing in countries whose economies are classified as `upper middle income' or below on the World Bank's annual list for four of the last five years. For further information, visit the website below or contact the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA; Tel: 1-845-437-7080; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reduced Dues for Unemployed Members
The ASL offers reduced dues for individual members who are unemployed. For 2013, the reduced dues are US$44. For further information, visit the website below or contact the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA; Tel: 1-845-437-7080; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: email@example.com.
Access to JSL and BSL back issues for ASL Members via JSTOR
Access to the full-text of The Journal of Symbolic Logic for the years 1936 - 2007 is available to all ASL members via JSTOR. Access to the full-text of The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic for the years 1995--2011 also is available to all ASL members via JSTOR. Instructions for activating a new or existing account will be emailed to you directly from JSTOR User Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) within a week of your new ASL membership or renewal. If you do not receive this email, or have not provided the ASL with an email address, please contact the ASL Member Service provider at the American Mathematical Society (email@example.com).
Rules for Abstracts
The rules for abstracts of contributed talks at ASL meetings (including those submitted "by title'') may be found at http://www.aslonline.org/rules_abstracts.html. Please note that abstracts must follow the rules as set forth there; those which do not conform to the requirements will be returned immediately to the authors submitting them. Revised abstracts that follow the rules will be considered if they are received by the announced deadline.
Emeritus ASL Individual Membership
The ASL offers retired individual members two membership options. Emeritus membership includes all the privileges of regular individual membership and is available to retired individuals who have been members of the ASL for 15 years. The dues for Emeritus membership for 2013 are US$44. The privileges attached to Retired membership (previously called emeritus membership) include the ASL Newsletter and the right to vote in ASL elections, but do not include subscriptions to the ASL journals. Retired membership is offered to retired individuals who have been members of the Association for 20 years and is free. For more information about both options, visit the website below.
Older ASL Books Available Online at Project Euclid
The ASL has made available online via Project Euclid those older volumes of Lecture Notes in Logic and Perspectives in Logic owned by the ASL and published in collaboration with Springer-Verlag. The available Lecture Notes in Logic books (volumes 1-12) can be found at http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI\&version=1.0\&verb=Display\&handle=euclid.lnl, and the available Perspectives volumes (those owned by the ASL) can be found at http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI\&version=1.0\&verb=Display\&handle=euclid.pl. The ASL continues to sell original print copies of those Lecture Notes and Perspective volumes of which there is sufficient stock; information about purchasing these volumes can be found at the website below.
Free Individual ASL Membership Program for Individuals in Developing Economies.
The ASL invites applications for an initial two-year free membership in the Association for new or lapsed members from countries classified as developing economies. The list, found at http://www.aslonline.org/worldbankeconomies.html, includes Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Russia, South Africa, and many other countries classified as 'upper middle income' or below on the World Bank's annual list for four of the last five years. To apply, please send an email to the ASL Committee on Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, full mailing address, and your academic affiliation. For information about the ASL and membership benefits visit http://www.aslonline.org/membership-individual.html. After the initial two year period new members under this program will pay the reduced membership dues, currently at US-$18 (see below), as long as their country of residence is on the ASL's list of developing economies.
The 2012 ASL Election
The ASL membership has elected Alasdair Urquhart (Toronto) as President, Ulrich Kohlenbach (Darmstadt) as Vice President, Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon) and Anand Pillay (Leeds) to the Executive Committee, Roman Kossak (CUNY) to a one-year Executive Committee term (to complete the remaining year of Kohlenbach's EC term), and Joel Hamkins (CUNY) and Kazuyuki Tanaka (Sendai) to the Council. Their terms of office (except for Kossak) are for three years beginning January 1, 2013. The Nominating Committee consisted of Michael Benedikt, Penelope Maddy, David Marker (Chair), Yiannis Moschovakis, Richard Shore, Andreas Weiermann, Philip Welch, and Carol Wood.
The 2012 Sacks Prize Awarded to P. Simon
The ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards (with C. Wood and A. Nies replacing E. Hrushovski and T. Slaman, who recused themselves for these deliberations) has selected Pierre Simon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as the recipient of the 2012 Sacks Prize. The prize consists of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL for each awardee.
Simon received his Ph.D. in October 2011 from the Université Paris-Sud, under the supervision of Elisabeth Bouscaren. The Prizes and Awards Committee notes that his thesis, Ordre et stabilité dans les théories NIP: "provides new model theoretic tools and concepts for the study of NIP structures, a generalization of stability that also encompasses o-minimal structures, algebraically closed valued fields, and the p-adics. The thesis makes substantial progress at the full generality of NIP theories, and at the same time obtains new results and new proofs in classical settings. It stands out for its depth, originality, and elegance in seeking the appropriate tools and dividing lines for the subject.''
Discounted Dues for New ASL Individual Members
The ASL now offers a 50% discount on dues for new individual members during each of the first two years of membership. For more information, visit http://www.aslonline.org/membership-individual.html.
2013 ASL North American Annual Meeting Program
For the 2013 ASL North American Annual Meeting Program, click on the appropriate link .
2013 Sacks Prize
The ASL invites nominations for the 2013 Sacks Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2013. The Sacks Prize was established to honor Professor Gerald Sacks of MIT and Harvard for his unique contribution to mathematical logic, particularly as adviser to a large number of excellent Ph.D. students. The Prize was first awarded in 1994 and became an ASL Prize in 1999. The Fund on which the Prize is based is now administered by the ASL and the selection of the recipient is made by the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The Sacks Prize will consist of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL. For general information about the Prize, visit http://www.aslonline.org/info-prizes.html.
Anyone who wishes to make a nomination for the 2013 Sacks Prize should consult the webpage http://www.aslonline.org/Sacks_nominations.html for the precise details of the application process. A brief summary of the procedure is provided below.
Students who defend their dissertations (equivalent to the American doctoral dissertation) between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013, are eligible for the Prize this year. This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted. Nominations should be made by the thesis adviser, and consist of: name of student, title and 1--2 page description of dissertation, date and location of the thesis defense, letter of recommendation from the adviser, an electronic copy of the thesis in .pdf form, or the address of a web site from which an electronic copy in .pdf form can be downloaded, and an independent second letter of recommendation. Nominations should be sent to the Committee Chair, Theodore A. Slaman; pdf files sent as attachments by email to email@example.com are preferred. The form of such letters and other pertinent details can be found at the web site above, and need to be read prior to submitting a nomination. Correspondence should be addressed to Theodore A. Slaman, The University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mathematics, 719 Evans Hall #3840, Berkeley, CA 94720-3840 USA.
Those wishing to contribute to the Sacks Prize Fund may send contributions to the ASL office (ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604). All such contributions are tax-deductible within the USA.
Student Travel Awards: ASL or ASL-Sponsored Meetings
The ASL will make available modest travel awards to graduate students in logic so that they may attend ASL or ASL-sponsored meetings (other than the 2014 North American Annual Meeting and the 2014 European Summer Meeting; the announcement for travel award applications for these meetings will be made in the fall of 2013). Eligibility for travel awards to ASL sponsored meetings and ASL meetings other than the North American Annual Meeting and the European Summer Meeting is limited to ASL student members.To be considered for a Travel Award, please (1) send a letter of application, and (2) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief (preferably one page) and should include: (1) your name; (2) your home institution; (3) your thesis supervisor's name; (4) a one-paragraph description of your studies and work in logic, and a paragraph indicating why it is important to attend the meeting; (5) your estimate of the travel expenses you will incur; (6) (for citizens or residents of the USA) citizenship or visa status; and (7) (voluntary) indication of your gender and minority status. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to funds provided by the ASL, the program of travel grants is supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation; NSF funds for meetings outside of North America may be awarded only to students at USA universities and to citizens and permanent residents of the USA. Air travel paid for using NSF funds must be made in compliance with the "Fly America Act'' (49 U.S.C. 40118). Application by email is encouraged; put "ASL travel application'' in the subject line of your message.
For ASL student member travel grants to ASL or ASL-sponsored meetings (other than the 2014 North American Annual Meeting and the 2014 European Summer Meeting), applications and recommendations should be received at least three months prior to the meeting at the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, USA; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be communicated at least two months prior to the meeting.
ASL April 2013 Newsletter
For the current ASL Newsletter, click on the link below.