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︎ Giuseppe Longo


Giuseppe Longo is DRE CNRS, at the Cavaillès, République des Savoirs, interdisciplinary center of Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and a former Professor of Mathematical Logic and of Computer Science, University of Pisa. He spent three years in the USA (Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon) as researcher and Visiting Professor. GL is co-author of about 140 papers. Founder and director (1990-2015) of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, a Cambridge U.P. journal, he co-authored the book with A. Asperti, on Categories, Types and Structures (M.I.T. Press, 1991). He then extended his research interests to Theoretical Biology and Epistemology, see the books with F. Bailly, Mathematics and the natural sciences: The Physical Singularity of Life(Hermann, Paris, 2006; Imperial College Press, London, 2011) and with M. Montévil, Perspectives on Organisms: Biological Time, Symmetries and Singularities (Springer, Berlin, 2014). GL edited with A. Soto and D. Noble (and co-authored six papers of) 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 recently published ‘‘Matematica e senso. Per non divenir macchine’’ (Mimesis, 2021). GL is currently focusing on historical correlations and on alternatives to the new alliance between computational formalisms and the governance of man and nature by algorithms and by supposedly objective “optimality” methods. Web page: http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/