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︎ Giuseppe Longo


Giuseppe Longo is Directeur de Recherche (DRE) CNRS at Centre Interdisciplinaire Cavaillès, (République des Savoirs, Collège de France et l’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. He spent 3 years in the USA (Berkeley, M.I.T., Carnegie Mellon) as researcher and Visiting Professor, in addition to several month visits in Oxford and Utrecht. He is a member of the Academia Europea since 1992. Giuseppe Longo worked in Mathematical Logic and at various applications of Mathematical Logic to Computer Science. In these domains, Longo (co-)authored more than 100 papers and a book, with A. Asperti, on Categories, Types and Structures (M.I.T. Press, 1991) and is founder and former director (1990-2015) of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, a leading scientific journal of the Cambridge U.P.. In this century, he extended his research interests and work to the Epistemology of Mathematics and Theoretical Biology. Bailly and Longo’s book, Mathematics and the natural sciences: The Physical Singularity of Life (Hermann, Paris, 2006; Imperial College Press, London, 2011) proposes a novel approach to cross-foundational analyses in Mathematics, Physics and Biology. Its consequences for more specific theoretizing in Biology are in a joint book with Maël 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 of) a 2016 special issue of Prog Biophys Mol Biol, From the Century of the Genome to the Century of the Organism: New theoretical approaches, which focuses on new approaches to the biology of organisms, integrating evolutionary principles in the understanding of ontogenesis. 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 (Edit), Spartacus IDH, Paris, 2017.  Web page: http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/  He currently chairs the

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