Conference on the future of computing given by Pr. Gérard Berry at the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco

As part of the cycle of conferences organized by the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, with the assistance of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Service at the French Embassy in Morocco, Gérard Berry, professor at the Collège de France and member of the French Academy of Sciences, gave a conference on Monday on the theme “Where is computer science going? at the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Since the beginning of the century, computing has become ubiquitous, reaching all areas of communication, science, medicine, industry, culture and more generally society. In fact, it reverses many technical and social behaviors compared to the previous century. However, while its positive or negative effects are discussed everywhere, its true conceptual nature and the springs of its evolutions still remain unknown to the general public – and even – to many scientists.

Former student of the École Polytechnique, General Engineer of the Corps des mines, member of the Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Technologies and the Academia Europaea, Gérard BERRY is the creator of the Esterel programming language, dedicated to design and programming of cyber-physical systems and electronic circuits, he obtained the CNRS Gold Medal in 2014. Holder of the “Algorithms, machines and languages” chair at the Collège de France from 2012 to 2019, he was also for two other annual chairs in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010.

His scientific contribution concerns four main subjects: the formal semantics of programming languages ​​in relation to mathematical logic, parallel and real-time programming, computer-aided design of integrated circuits, and automatic or assisted formal verification of programs and circuits.


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