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Prof. Giuseppe Longo

The French National Center for Scientific Research, France

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Email: giuseppe.longo@ens.fr

Research Fields

Philosophy of Mathematics

Cognitive Foundations of Mathematics

Theoretical Biology

Publications (Selected)

  1. G. Longo, M. Montévil, Perspectives on Organisms: Biological Time, Symmetries and Singularities, Springer, Berlin, 2014..
  2. F. Bailly, G. Longo, MATHEMATICS AND THE NATURAL SCIENCES. The Physical Singularity of Life, Imperial College Press, London, 2011.
  3. Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil.The Inert vs. the Living State of Matter: Extended Criticality, Time Geometry, Anti-Entropy - an overview. Invited paper, special issue of Frontiers in Physiology, n. 3, 39, 2012. (inertVSlife.pdf).
  4. Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil, Stuart Kauffman.No entailing laws, but enablement in the evolution of the biosphere.Invited Paper, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO’12, July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia (PA, USA); proceedings, ACM 2012. (noentail.pdf).Preliminary version: (arxiv.org/abs/1201.2069).
  5. Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil, Arnaud Pocheville.From bottom-up approaches to levels of organization and extended critical transitions. Invited Paper, Frontiers in Physiology, 3: 232, July 2012.   (FromBottomLMP.pdf).
  6. Giuseppe Longo, Paul-Antoine Miquel, Carlos Sonnenschein, Ana Soto.Is Information a proper observable for biological organization?InProgress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp. 108-114, August 2012.   (LMSSweb.pdf).
  7. Marcello Buiatti, Giuseppe Longo. Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology.to appear inTheory of Biosciences, TIBI-D-12-00030R1, 2013.
  8. Giuseppe Longo. The new role of mathematical logic as a tool for computer science. Information Sciences, 57-58:23-29, 1991. Invited paper. (International Conference on Problems of Logic and Philosophy of Science, today", Viareggio, Jan. 1990).
  9. Giuseppe Longo, Kathleen Milsted, and Sergei Soloviev. The Genericity Theorem and effective Parametricity in Polymorphic lambda-calculus. Theoretical Computer Science, 121:323-349, 1993. Invited Paper, special issue of T.C.S. “A Collection of contributions in honour of C. Bohm" (Version preliminaire: IEEE Conference on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 93), pp. 1-6, Montreal, Jan. 1993)
  10. Giuseppe Longo. Parametric and type-dependent polymorphism. Fundamenta Informaticae, 22(1-2): 69-92, 1995. Invited paper, special issue on “Categorical Methods in C.S."
  11. Giuseppe Longo. Geometrie, Mouvement et Espace. Intellectica, 25: 195-218, 1997. Article invite', a partir du livre”Le sens du mouvement", par A. Berthoz, Odile-Jacob, 1997.
  12. Giuseppe Longo. Logique et Informatique. In Encyclopedie de Philosophie et Histoire des Sciences, pages 586-590. Press Universitaire de France, 1999.
  13. Giuseppe Longo. The Mathematical Continuum, from Intuition to Logic. In Naturalizing Phenomenology: issues in contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (section on Mathematics and Formal Methods), 1999. Invited Paper, (Petitot et al eds.) Stanford University Press.
  14. Giuseppe Longo. Mathematical intelligence, infinity and machines: beyond the Goedelitis. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6(11-12): 191-214, 1999. Invited paper, special issue on Cognition. A preliminary french version of this paper appeared in Revue de Synthese, n. 1 (pp. 111-138), January 1999.
  15. Giuseppe Longo. The Constructed Objectivity of Mathematics and the Cognitive Subject. In M. Mugur Schacter et al., editor, Proposals in Epistemology. On Quantum Mechanics, Mathematics and Cognition, pages 433-463. Kluwer, 2002. Invited Paper
  16. Giuseppe Longo. The reasonable effectiveness of Mathematics and its Cognitive roots. In New Interactions of Mathematics with Natural Sciences. Springer, 2002. Invited paper (L. Boi, editor)
  17. Giuseppe Longo. Proofs and Programs. Synthese, Kluwer, 134(1-2): 85-117, January-February 2003. Invited paper

Profile Details

Giuseppe Longo is a mathematician, Directeur de Recherche (DRE) CNRS at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is a former Professor of Logic and Computing at the University of Pisa. He spent three years in the USA (Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon) as researcher and Visiting Professor. He worked at applications of Mathematics to Computer Science, and he recently extended his research interests to Theoretical Biology and Epistemology. Web page: http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/

Last updated: 2016-01-08