Professor Gérard Berry Seminar - November 2020
Professor Gérard Berry is conducting webinars in collaboration with Indian academic institutions in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. Dates: 2-10 November 2020. He was initially supposed to give these lectures in person in March 2020.
- 2 November, 18h30: Webinar in collaboration with India Habitat Centre: Why Computing is Turning the World Upside Down. Register now.
- Webinar for the Lycées français en Inde: Pourquoi l’informatique ?
- International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
- Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- Chennai Mathematical Institute
- IIT Bombay
- TIFR in the framework of the School of Technology and Computer Science Colloquium
Gérard Berry, a member of the French Académie des sciences and Gold Medal of CNRS in 2014, studied at Ecole Polytechnique and Corps des Mines in Paris. He was a researcher at Ecole des Mines and Inria from 1970 to 2001, Chief Scientist of the Esterel Technologies company from 2001 to 2009, Director of Research at Inria from 2009 to 2012, before being appointed as Full Professor at Collège de France in 2012 on the Algorithms, Programs and Machine Chair; he had previously held there two-yearly chairs in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. He officially retired in 2001. His main scientific contributions concern the formal development of programming languages in relation to mathematical logic, parallel and real-time programming, high-level design of computer circuits and systems, and formal verification of programs and circuits. He is the creator of the Esterel synchronous reactive language. Through his courses, books, and conferences, he is also active in the dissemination to a general audience of the new algorithmic way of thinking and acting.
Professor François Héran Seminar - October 2019
François Héran is one of the leading authorities on social demography. A philosopher by training, he first carried out his research in rural France, southern Spain and Bolivia as sociologist and ethnologist. He was elected in 2017 professor at the Collège de France (Paris) on a newly elected chair, “Migrations and Societies”. He has founded in 2017 an “Institut des Migrations” which supports 380 fellow of all disciplines. François Héran has published extensives in rural sociology, sociology of religion, kinship studies, demography and migration.