From Aristotle to the Pentium

Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University)

Logic started as a branch of philosophy, going back to Greeks, who loved debates, in the classical period. Computers are relatively young, dating back to World War II, in the middle of the 20th century. This talk tells the story of how logic begat computing, tracing the surprising path from Aristotle to the Pentium. This is a story full of both intellectual drama, as well
as real-life drama, with most of the characters dying young, miserable, or both.

Le jeudi 16 février 2012 • 19h30
Thursday, February 16, 2012 • 7:30 pm

Pavillon Jean-Coutu
2940, chemin de Polytechnique, Salle S1-151
Université de Montréal

La conférence sera suivie d’un vin d’honneur à 20h30 à l’Agora Goodman.