The aim of this meeting is to present the state of art in Descriptive Set Theory and Model Theory. In Descriptive Set Theory, the main focus will be on its interaction with Ergodic Theory and Functional Analysis. In Model Theory, the focus will be on its interaction with Number Theory, Algebra and Geometry.

A preparatory workshop will be held during Dec. 27--31, 2012. The workshop will be followed by a conference during Jan. 1--4, 2013.

The workshop and the conference will be held at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Most of the accepted participants will be provided accommodation and local hospitality in the campus of the institute.

Apart from invited talks, there is a provision for short communications. A copy of the paper to be presented should reach the convener by July 31, 2012. The request for participation by any mathematician interested in the topics of the workshop and the conference should also reach the convener by July 31, 2012. Preference will be given to graduate students, post doctoral fellows and young faculty. However, their application should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from their supervisor or a mathematician who is aware of their work.

Deadline and Registration

Program Highlights

Plenary Speakers

  • Itai Ben Yaacov (Lyon)
  • Sergey Bezuglyi (Kharkov)
  • Julien Melleray (Lyon)
  • Benjamin Miller (Munster)
  • Andre Nies (Wellington)
  • Anand Pillay (Leeds)
  • Thomas Scanlon (Berkeley)
  • Slawomir Solecki (Urbana-Champaign)
  • Todor Tsankov (Paris)
  • Benjamin Weiss (Jerusalem)

Contributed Speakers

  • Franco Parlamento (Udine)
  • Pedro Zambarano (Bogota)


  • Descriptive Set Theory

    • Benjamin Miller
    • M. G. Nadkarni
    • Slawomir Solecki
  • Logic and Algebra

    • H. Sarbadhikari
  • Model Theory

    • Itai Ben Yaacov
    • Koushik Pal
    • S. M. Srivastava


  • Debapratim Banerjee, ISI, Kolkata
  • Rabeya Basu, IISER, Pune
  • Samik Basu, Vivekanand University, Belur
  • Somnath Basu, Binghamton, New York
  • Itai Ben Yaacov, Lyon
  • Sergey Bezuglyi, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Bhargav Bhat, IIT, Kanpur
  • Sagnik Chakraborti, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Debashis Chatterjee, ISI, Kolkata
  • Mrinal Kanti Das, ISI, Kolkata
  • Amartya Kumar Dutta, ISI, Kolkata
  • Jury Fabiana, Bogota, Colombia
  • Sreela Gangopadhyay, ISI, Kolkata
  • Ujan Gangopadhyay, ISI, Kolkata
  • Pramit Ghosal, ISI, Kolkata
  • Neena Gupta, ISI, Kolkata
  • Tanmoy Inamdar, ILLC, Amsterdam
  • Arun Kumar, ISI, Kolkata
  • Julien Melleray, Lyon
  • Benjamin Miller, Univ. of Munster, Germany
  • M. G. Nadkarni, Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Mumbai
  • Gowri Navada, Univ. of Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Andre Neis, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Koushik Pal, Maryland
  • Franco Parlamento, Univ. of Udine, Italy
  • Anand Pillay, Leeds
  • T. V. H. Prathamesh, IISc, Bangalore
  • N. Raja, TIFR, Mumbai
  • R. Ramanujam, IMSc, Chennai
  • Abhisek Sankaran, IIT, Mumbai
  • H. Sarbadhikari, ISI, Kolkata
  • Thomas Scanlon, Berkeley
  • Slawomir Solecki, Urbana-Champaign
  • S. M. Srivastava, ISI, Kolkata
  • Todor Tsnakov, Universite Paris Diderot
  • Vivek Wagh, Nagpur (Self-employed)
  • Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Pedro Zambarano, Bogota, Colombia