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Professor Samson Abramsky to give Lovelace Lecture


Professor Samson Abramsky FRS won the BCS Lovelace Medal early last year and is now due to deliver his Lovelace lecture on June 5th at Imperial College, London. His talk will be on Contextual semantics: From quantum mechanics to logic, databases, constraints, complexity and natural language semantics.

Samson will be talking about which Computer Science tools will and have been used to help understand the heart of quantum, including contextuality and entanglement; and what developments have, and can come out of this. He mentions the Contextual semantics hypothesis and intends to introduce contextual semantics in a self-contained, expository fashion.

Samson is a Fellow of Wolfson College having an MA from Cambridge and Oxford and a PhD from the University of London. He is known for his leading role in game semantics and its applications as well as work on lazy lambda calculus, domain theory in logical form and concurrency theory.

Should you wish to attend the lecture, it is on the 5th June 2014 at 6:30pm to 10pm at the Clore Lecture Theatre Huxley Building, Imperial College, London.  Attendance is free, with a small charge for the optional buffet.

Bookings can be found here.