Seminar: Computation, Space, and Biology


9 - 10 Dec 2014




Tuesday 9 December 2014

Chair: Nevia Dolcini (University of Macau)

16:00-16:50 Giuseppe Longo (CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Alan Turing: from the “coding” of the human computer to the “genesis” of forms

16:50-17:40 Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino)
A brief history of infinite

17:40-18:00 Discussion


Wednesday 10 December 2014

Chair: Mario Piazza (University of Chieti-Pescara, University of Macau)

16:00-16:50 Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino)
How many points make a continuum?

16:50-17:40 Giuseppe Longo (CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
How future depends on past histories in the systems of life

17:40-18:00 Discussion




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.

Vincenzo Fano is Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Urbino, where he is presently the Head of the School of Philosophy of Knowledge. He published several books and more than one hundred papers on philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, and epistemology of natural sciences. His last volume, I paradossi di Zenone, is on Zeno’s paradoxes and modern science. Fano is also a permanent member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences.


All are welcome




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