Giuseppe Longo is Directeur de Recherche CNRS at Centre Interdisciplinaire Cavaillès, (République des Savoirs, Collège de France et l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston 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 months 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. Since 1991, Longo is editor-in-chief of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, a leading scientific journal of the Cambridge U.P. and (co-)authored more than 100 papers and a book, with A. Asperti, on Categories, Types and Structures (M.I.T. Press, 1991). He recently 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 (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 joint book with Maël Montévil, Perspectives on Organisms: Biological Time, Symmetries (Springer, Berlin, October 2013).

  • The Consequences of Philosophy

    The “Big Bang” of Western mathematics dates from Euclid’s definition β: a line is a length without thickness. This invention connects mathematics with Myth while proposing new forms of knowledg...

  • Morphing Castalia

    26 Sep–02 Oct 2015

    Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris

    The world imagined by Herman Hesse in The Glass Bead Game (Das Glasperlenspiel, 1943) located the possibility of synthesizing all forms of knowledge in a game played by a group of intellectuals settle...

Audio Research Program
Research Platform