# Dov Gabbay Prize for Logic and Foundations 2024

We are delighted that Ralf Schindler, investigator of Mathematics Münster, and David Asperó (University of East Anglia) were awarded the Dov Gabbay Prize for Logic and Foundations 2024.

**Statement of the jury: **

"A number of very strong nominations were received, and the Jury is pleased to announce that the prize shall be awarded jointly to David Asperó (University of East Anglia, UK) and Ralf Schindler (University of Münster, Germany) for their work in the foundations of set theory, and in particular for their work connecting determinacy principles and so-called strong forcing axioms, both impinging on the nature of the continuum hypothesis (the continuum having size $\aleph_2$ as a consequence from examples of hypotheses in both directions here). Principally the award is given for their solution to the decades old problem in the area by showing that there is a concrete bridge between these two rather different approaches to the foundations of set theory. This work appeared in their paper in the Annals of Mathematics 2021. David Asperó is well known for his work in set theory, in particular for his contributions to forcing and forcing axioms. Ralf Schindler has made significant contributions to the theory of inner models of set theory under strong theoretical axioms of infinity and hypotheses of the determinacy of infinite games."

**About the prize**

The Dov Gabbay Prize for Logic and Foundations is an international research prize rewarding outstanding and inspirational contributions in Logic and Foundations, meant to encompass Mathematical, Philosophical, and Computational Logic. It targets active researchers combining foundational insight and conceptual innovation with sophisticated theoretical analysis.

The prize honours the extraordinary, multi-faceted and lifelong scientific and editorial work of Dov Gabbay, known among others for editing an extensive collection of Logic Handbooks. It was launched in 2022 on the occasion of Dov's 77th birthday by the ILOAF - Initiative for Logic and Foundations a.s.b.l.. The ILOAF is an independent, international academic organization.

**Links:**

News on the Dov Gabbay Prize for Logic and Foundations 2024 (ILOAF webpage)

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schindler: webpage and contact details

News 08/2022: Hausdorff Medal 2022 for Ralf Schindler and David Asperó