Agata Ciabattoni

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Agata Ciabattoni is an Italian mathematical logician specializing in non-classical logic. She works in the Institute of Logic and Computation at TU Wien. [1]

Mathematical logic is a subfield of mathematics exploring the applications of formal logic to mathematics. It bears close connections to metamathematics, the foundations of mathematics, and theoretical computer science. The unifying themes in mathematical logic include the study of the expressive power of formal systems and the deductive power of formal proof systems.

Non-classical logics are formal systems that differ in a significant way from standard logical systems such as propositional and predicate logic. There are several ways in which this is done, including by way of extensions, deviations, and variations. The aim of these departures is to make it possible to construct different models of logical consequence and logical truth.

TU Wien university of technology in Vienna, Austria

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Education and career

Ciabattoni is originally from Ripatransone. She studied computer science at the University of Bologna, [1] and completed her Ph.D. in 2000 at the University of Milan. Her dissertation, Proof-theory in many-valued logics, was supervised by Daniele Mundici. [2]

Ripatransone Comune in Marche, Italy

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University of Bologna university in Bologna, Italy

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University of Milan university in Milan, Italy

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She moved to Vienna in 2000 with the support of an EU Marie Curie Fellowship, and In 2007, she earned her habilitation at TU Wien. [1] She remains affiliated with TU Wien, as a professor in the faculty of informatics. [3] She also serves as the Collegium Logicum lecture series chair for the Kurt Gödel Society. [4]

The Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) is the association of scientists who have been awarded a Marie Curie fellowship or other research training grants from the European Commission within the Marie Curie Actions programme (FP6), the People programme (FP7), or the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. A Marie (Skłodowska) Curie Fellowship is a grant under one of the European RTD framework programmes to stimulate the training and mobility of researchers within the European Union.

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The Kurt Gödel Society was founded in Vienna, Austria in 1987. It is an international organization aimed at promoting research primarily on logic, philosophy and the history of mathematics, with special attention to connections with Kurt Gödel, in whose honour it was named.


One of Ciabattoni's projects at TU Wien involves using mathematical logic to formalize the ethical reasoning in the Vedas, a body of Indian sacred texts. [5]

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In 2011, Ciabattoni won the Start-Preis of the Austrian Science Fund, the only woman to win the prize that year. [1] [6]

The Start-Preis is the highest Austrian award for young scientists.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Eine logische Klasse für sich", Der Standard , June 28, 2011
  2. Agata Ciabattoni at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. Theory and Logic Group Staff, Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, retrieved 2018-12-10
  4. Organization, Kurt Gödel Society , retrieved 2018-12-10
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