Corso di “Algebra della Logica” alla scuola AILA 2017

This year I teach a course (12 hours) a the AILA summer school of logic.  Below one can find the slides of my first three lectures and some references.

  • Lecture 1 (Classical propositional logic and Boolean algebras)
  • Lecture 2 (Algebraic completeness of propositional calculus)
  • Lecture 3 (Abstract Algebraic Logic)
  • Lecture 4 (Dualities) lecture material:
    1. Pat Morandi’s notes on dualities,
    2. Tutorial in Buenos Aires.
  • Lecture 5 and 6 (Non classical logic) references:
    1. Y. Venema, Algebras and Coalgebras, in: J. van Benthem, P. Blackburn and F. Wolter (editors), Handbook of Modal Logic, 2006, pp 331-426.
    2. R. L. O. Cignoli, I. M. L. D’Ottaviano e D. Mundici, Algebraic Foundations of Many-Valued Reasoning, Trends in Logic, Vol. 7 Springer, 2000.


Lecture notes by Guido Gherardi (Computability Theory).

PostDoc position in Logic in Salerno, Italy. (Deadline 10th of May 2016.)

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in Mathematical Logic.  The position is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 project “SYSMICS” and involves a commitment of 20% of time for project assistance duties.  The research focus in on: algebraic logic, many-valued logics, and substructural logics.  The net salary is approximately 1450 euros per month.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in mathematics and logic, the ability to conduct collaborative mathematical research, and the potential for excellence in research. Good written and oral English skills are required. The postdoctoral fellow will work within the logic group of the department and will be in contact with researchers in more than 20 universities participating in the project.

Applicants are required to enclose a 3-5 page research proposal (in English or Italian), a CV, their PhD thesis, publications and any other qualification which could demonstrate their scientific production as well as their aptitude to research activity.

The deadline for applications is the 10th of May.

The application form is in Italian, but an English guide can be found at the end of this page. Speaking Italian is not a requirement for the position.  The interview will take place on the 20th of May at 10:30. A Skype interview is possible for non-Italian residents and must be requested in advance.

The official call for applications (in Italian) is available here. One can use google translate to have a rough idea of the call, however the important information are listed below.

The application form is in Italian, you can download it here.  At this link you can find a English explanation of how to fill it in.

Your application must contain:

  1. The application form provided at the above link, filled in.
  2. A self-certification of your PhD.  Here is the form and here is the explanation of how to fill it in.
  3. A copy of your Passport or ID.
  4. Research proposal.
  5. CV.
  6. Publications.
  7. List of the publications attached to the application.
  8. PhD thesis.
  9. Other qualifications such as research scholarships, awards, or specialisations.
  10. List of the other qualifications.
  11. List of all document presented (excluding the list itself :).

On the envelope containing all documents there must be indicated:

Full name and address of the candidate, followed by: “selezione pubblica per 1 assegno Area 01 – Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche , Settore Disciplinare MAT/01, Bando prot. 22619 del 19/04/2016”.

The envelope has to be sent (with registered priority mail) to the following address:

Università degli Studi di Salerno – Area III “Didattica e Ricerca”, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 – 84084 Fisciano (SA)

For further inquiries please contact Dr. Luca Spada (

Logica II per Informatica

This year I will teach the course “Logica II” for the degree in Computer Science.  I think I will follow Moore’s modified method for the course (see also the wikipedia entry for the original method).

There are some freely available notes, looking promising,  I will use during the course.

Other reference (standard books) that may be used as sources of inspiration during the course are:

Further information will follow on this website.