Gilles DOWEK, winner of the 2023 "Inria - Académie des sciences" Grand Prize
A researcher at INRIA and professor at ENS Paris-Saclay, Gilles Dowek is a member of the Laboratoire de Méthodes Formelles (LMF) within the Deducteam team. He has also been a member of the Conseil Supérieur des Programmes as a qualified personality since 2023.
Alongside his scientific and technical work, Gilles Dowek has been particularly interested in the place of computation in mathematics, the difference between languages and languages, and the relationship between the Church-Turing thesis and that of Galileo.
His work focuses on the formalisation of mathematics, systems for processing demonstrations, the physics of computation, the safety of aeronautical and space systems, and the epistemology and ethics of computing.
His book Les métamorphoses du calcul was awarded the Grand Prix de philosophie by the Académie Française.
He is also the co-author, with Serge Abiteboul and Laurence Devillers, of a play entitled Qui a hacké Garoutzia?
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