Louis Couturat Logic Prize

1) The Prize will be awarded every two years.

2) Contestants should submit an unpublished paper (between 10 to 30 pages) in any area of logic, written in English or French.

3) The jury is composed of researchers working in France representative of all areas of logic and of the geography of the country.

4) The prize, besides being an honour, will support the winner's participation (housing + travel + registration fee) in the World Congress of Universal Logic and the publication of the paper in the journal Logica Universalis, Birkhäuser.

5) There is no restriction of age, sex, race, nationality. Contestants need only to live in France and be affiliated with a University (or other educational institution) in France.

Louis Couturat Logic Prize 2018

i) Participation in UNILOG'2018 in Vichy, France: housing + travel + registration fees will be provided to the winner and the paper will be published in the journal Logica Universalis

ii) Send your paper by April 30, 2018 to prizes@logica-universalis.org

iii) Jury 2018
Julie Brumberg-Chaumont, LEM/CNRS/ PSL, Paris Research University - History of Logic
Jean-Pierre Desclés, University Paris Sorbonne, Paris IV - Logic and Linguistics
Gilles Dowek, LSV-INRIA, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, ENS Paris-Saclay - Computational logic
Didier Dubois, IRIT, Research Institute of Informatics, Toulouse - Non-classical Logics and Artificial Intelligence
Pierre Joray, Department of Philosophy, University of Rennes - Philosophical Logic
Bruno Poizat, Department of Mathematics, University of Lyon I - Model Thoery / Mathematical logic
Francesca Poggiolesi, CNRS - IHPST, Paris - Proof Theory

This prize is part of the project A PRIZE OF LOGIC IN EVERY COUNTRY.


Louis Couturat (1868–1914) was the main promoter of symbolic logic in France at the beginning of the 20th century, author in particular of a book on the algebra of logic. He was a good friend of Bertrand Russell with whom he had a long correspondence which was recently published. He rediscovered and made worldwide known the work of Leibniz on logic. He promoted the artificial language Ido.

More information about Couturat can be found on the page of the tutorial on Louis Couturat that will be presented by Oliver Schlaudt at the 6th School of Universal Logic, June 16-20, 2018 in Vichy.

Organizers of the Prize:
Jean-Yves Beziau (UFRJ / ENS) and Christophe Rey (CNRS / Limos / Université de Clermont Auvergne)