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.