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:: the two/three cultures I am very interested in the relations between the various (groups of) sciences: the humanities, the exact sciences and the social sciences. For the University of Leuven's working group on Filosofie en maatschappij (Philosophy and Society) I carried out an interview on June 2nd, 2010 with Jean Paul Van Bendegem (in Dutch) on this topic, inspired by his book 'Hamlet and entropy'. Have a look at the interview's announcement, poster and report (all in Dutch). You can also read the book review I wrote of 'Hamlet and entropy' (published in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 72: 374 - 376). I also wrote reviews of related books, such as Jerome Kagan's 'The Three Cultures' (published in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 73: 188 - 190) and Steven Brams' 'Game Theory and the Humanities' (published in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
 74: 381 - 383)
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:: popularization From time to time I try to contribute to the popularization of science and philosophy. On December 12th, 2010 I gave a basic presentation of the mathematics of fractals (focusing on the Koch snowflake) in the popular tv show 'Man Bijt Hond' (één, Flemish national television). 


:: the CLAW and the HIW My main workbase is the Center for Logic and Analytic Philosophy (Dutch: Centrum voor Logica en Analytische Wijsbegeerte, CLAW), which is a research unit inside the Institute of Philosophy (Dutch: Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, HIW) at KU Leuven. The CLAW was officially founded in 1972, but as I have argued here, the Institute had already a strong research tradition in analytic philosophy and, especially, logic, from the 1940s onwards. In 2012 and 2015 I conducted interviews with the newly appointed CLAW professors Chris Kelp (epistemology) and Jan Heylen (philosophy of science and logic), which appeared in the (Dutch and English) HIW alumni newsletters (Mededelingen van het Wijsgerig Gezelschap/Leuven Philosophy Newsletter); the interviews are online available here (p. 12-14; Kelp) and here (p. 6-8; Heylen). In 2013 I was interviewed (in Dutch) by Quinten Evens for the HIW student newspaper deWijzer. In 2014 I wrote a testimonial about my experiences at the first four editions of the HIW graduate student conference; the text is online available here and here.


:: the ILLC I studied and did research at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam, which is generally considered to be one of the top research centers in logic worldwide (read, for example, this blogpost, and this one). You can read here what I (and others) have to say about their MSc in Logic program.


:: webpages of institutions, conferences, etc. 
  • the logical geometry research programme, in which I am one of the main collaborators