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The 9th edition of the Indian School of Logic and Applications (ISLA 2022), a week-long workshop organised by the Department of Mathematics, IIT Kanpur, was inaugurated on 16th May 2022 by Prof. Shalabh, Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Kanpur. After welcoming the participants, Dr. Amit Kuber informed that the school is a biennial event of the Association of Logic in India (ALI) that aims at teaching topics related to mathematical logic to students as well as researchers mainly in India. The hybrid nature of the current event has allowed participation from other countries like South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, China and the USA. Prof. Mohua Banerjee, Head of the Department noted that the department is one of the very few mathematics departments in the country that offers a compulsory course on mathematical logic. While addressing the school participants, Prof. Shalabh highlighted the importance of mathematical logic as a fundamental subject and appreciated the efforts for spreading awareness and knowledge about the subject. Dr. Purbita Jana gave a vote of thanks to the chief guest.
The academic program put together by Kuber and Jana consists of several short lecture series by experts in the field including Nick Bezhanishvili (University of Amsterdam), Marcus Tressl (University of Manchester), Sujata Ghosh (ISI Chennai), Mohua Banerjee, Amit Kuber and Purbita Jana (IIT Kanpur), and also by two students, Dipankar Maity (IISER Pune) and Animesh Renanse (IIT Guwahati).