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Tuesday, May 7 • 14:30 - 16:00
The Truth of a Procedure

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One way of modeling a procedure mathematically is to treat it as a statement about the ways in which events can be arranged by a computer. This conception brings programming into the domain of mathematical logic, the study of truth and proof in formal languages.

In this lecture, I will explain how to read a procedure and its interface as a sentence, how that sentence may be true or false, possible or impossible, necessary or provable.

This presentation of programming from a logician’s perspective is intended to complement the topologist’s perspective of last year’s keynote, “The Shape of a Program,” but is independent of the material covered there.

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Lisa Lippincott

Software Architect, Tanium
Lisa Lippincott designed the software architectures of Tanium and BigFix, two systems for managing large fleets of computers. She's also a language nerd, and has contributed to arcane parts of the C++ standard. In her spare time, she studies mathematical logic, and wants to make computer-checked... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 14:30 - 16:00 MDT