Sam van Gool

University of Amsterdam
Office F2.16, Science Park 107

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About me
I do research in mathematics at the interface with computer science, and I give talks about it around the world. In addition, I greatly enjoy passing on knowledge to others by teaching mathematics at a variety of levels. I devote a lot of my spare time to music.
In my research, I apply algebra and topology to logic and computer science. More specifically, I am interested in lattices, finite and profinite semigroups, formal languages, categories, model theory, sheaf representations, logics with uncertainty, and Stone duality.
I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellow at the ILLC at the University of Amsterdam, in affiliation with the Mathematics Department of the City College of New York, funded by the European Research Council. The project page: Duality For Logic On Words (DFLOW).

In September 2017 I gave a three-hour tutorial at TbiLLC 2017, introducing my current research to a broad audience of mathematicians, computer scientists, logicians, and linguists.
Slides: Part 1 (short)     Part 2 (short)    Part 3 (short)    All Parts (short)
In April 2018 I was invited to give a 45-minute talk at the Leve De Wiskunde! conference at University of Amsterdam (in Dutch). Slides (with hints and references at the end). Handout.

Last update: September 2018.