Program

The Turing Centenary Conference will be held in Lyon on July 2-4, 2012. The whole conference will be composed of four main parts:

  • The first day, 6 public lectures intended not only for scientists. This 6 lectures, in French, will cover the influence of Turing’s works on our society and we have invited researchers in computer science, philosophy, epistemology.
  • At the end of the first day, we will award an honorary degree to Leslie Valiant. He is currently T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He received the Nevanlinna Prize in 1986, the Knuth Award in 1997,  EATCS Award in 2008, and the 2010 A. M. Turing Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
  • The second day, an international conference on “Turing’s heritage: Logic, Computation & Complexity (in english) that includes 6 invited talks (see the program)
  • and the last day, an international  workshop on “complexity and finite models”

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