Giuseppe Longo

Giuseppe Longo
Mathematician, logician and epistemologist

Giuseppe Longo is Directeur de Recherche (DRE) CNRS, Centre Interdisciplinaire Cavaillès, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston. He is a former Professor of Mathematical Logic and, later, of Computer Science at the University of Pisa. In the '80s, he spent 3 years in the USA (U.C.Berkeley, M.I.T., Carnegie Mellon) as researcher and Visiting Professor. GL is founder and director (1990-2015) of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, a Cambridge U.P. journal. Since the '90s, he extended his research interests to the Epistemology of Mathematics and Theoretical Biology. He (co-)authored more than 100 papers and three books: with A. Asperti, on Categories, Types and Structures (M.I.T. Press, 1991); with F. Bailly, Mathematics and the natural sciences: The Physical Singularity of Life (Hermann, Paris, 2006; Imperial College Press, London, 2011); with M. Montévil, Perspectives on Organisms: Biological Time, Symmetries and Singularities (Springer, Berlin, 2014). With A. Soto and D. Noble, Longo edited (and co-authored six papers) a special issue of Prog Biophys Mol Biol, From the century of the genome to the century of the organism: New theoretical approaches, 2016. He directed a research project at IEA-Nantes (2014-18) on the concept of law, in human and natural sciences, see the book: Lois des dieux, des hommes et de la nature, G. Longo (Editeur), Spartacus IDH, Paris, 2017.

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