CE48 - Fondements du numérique: informatique, automatique, traitement du signal

a cartographic quest between lambda-calculus, logic, and combinatorics – LambdaComb

Submission summary

This project aims to advance a remarkable connection between computer science and mathematics that was discovered by the lead researchers in 2013/2014. On one side of this interdisciplinary correspondence is the lambda calculus, a classical model of computation that remains highly influential on the design & analysis of modern programming languages. On the other side is the study of graphs on surfaces (or "maps"), a deep branch of mathematics with a long history. The unexpected discovery of a host of enumerative and bijective links between these two domains presents a real opportunity for transferring knowledge and techniques in both directions, and for making new advances. This project aims to deepen our scientific understanding by using these new bijective connections to: 1. develop rigorous logical perspectives on maps and related combinatorial objects; and 2. develop precise quantitative perspectives on lambda calculus and related systems.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Noam Zeilberger (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Polytechnique)

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LIX Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Polytechnique
Jagiellonian University / Theoretical Computer Science
LIGM Laboratoire d'Informatique Gaspard-Monge
LIPN Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris-Nord
LIS Laboratoire d'Informatique et Systèmes

Help of the ANR 284,792 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2021 - 48 Months

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