Selected publications by Giuseppe Longo on Incompleteness, Randomness and Biological Time

Indecidability and Information:

  Giuseppe Longo.  Interfaces of Incompleteness.  In Minati, G, Abram, M & Pessa, E (Eds.) Systemics of Incompleteness, Springer, New York, NY, 2018   (Incompleteness.pdf)   (Versione preliminare in italiano per "La Matematica", vol. 4, pp. 219 - 262, Einaudi, 2010:   Incompletezza.pdf)  

 Giuseppe Longo.  Reflections on Concrete Incompleteness, in Philosophia Mathematica, 19(3): 255-280, 2011.       (Incompl-PhiloMath.pdf)

Giuseppe Longo.  Information and Causality: Mathematical Reflections on Cancer Biology. In Organisms. Journal of Biological Sciences, vo. 2, n. 1, 2018.   (BiologicalConseq-ofCompute.pdf)

  Giuseppe Longo.  Information at the Threshold of Interpretation, Science as Human Construction of Sense.  In Bertolaso, M. & Sterpetti, F. (Eds.) Will Science Remain Human? Springer, New York, NY, 2018   (Information-Interpretation.pdf)        

 G. Longo.  Letter to Alan Turing.  Invited, in Theory, Culture and Society, Posthumanities Special Issue, 2018:   (Letter-to-Turing.pdf)   (originale in italiano: Lettera-a-TuringIt.pdf; con un'introduzione in inglese: Lettera-a-Turing.pdf)


Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo.  Randomness and Determination in the interplay between the Continuum and the Discrete. Special issue: Mathematical Structures in Computer Science 17(2), pp. 289-307, 2007  (DiscrContRand.pdf).

Giuseppe Longo, Catuscia Palamidessi, Thierry Paul.  Some bridging results and challenges in classical, quantum and computational randomness.  In "Randomness through Computation", H. Zenil (ed), pp. 73–92, World Scientific, 2010.     (answersRandom.pdf)

Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil.    Randomness Increases Order in Biological Evolution Invited paper, conference on ''Computations, Physics and Beyond'', Auckland, New Zealand, February 21-24, 2012; LNCS vol. 7318 (Dinneen et al. eds), pp. 289 - 308, Springer, 2012.    (anti-entrNZ.pdf).    (Also an invited lecture at the Conference in Honor of S.J. Gould, Venice (It.), May 10 - 12, 2012)

Marcello Buiatti, Giuseppe Longo.    Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology Theory in Biosciences, vol. 132, n. 3:139-158, 2013.   

"Developments of the Concepts of Randomness, Statistic, and Probability'',  Special issue of  Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, G. Longo, M. Mugur-Schachter (Editors),  Cambridge University Press, vol.24, n.3, 2014. (Introduction.pdf

Barbara Bravi, Giuseppe Longo.    The Unconventionality of Nature: Biology, from Noise to Functional Randomness. Invited Lecture, Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation Conference (UCNC)}, Auckland (NZ), 31/8 - 4/9/2015, proceedings in Springer LNCS 9252, Cristian S. Calude Michael J. Dinneen (Eds.), pp 3-34, 2015.   (paper: Unconventional-NatureUCNC2015.pdf; video, second half: here).

Cristian Calude, Giuseppe Longo.    Classical, Quantum and Biological Randomness as Relative Unpredictability. Invited Paper, special issue of Natural Computing, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 263–278, Springer, March 2016.  (CaludeLongoRandom.pdf).

Cristian Calude, Giuseppe Longo.    The Deluge of Spurious Correlations in Big Data.  in Foundations of Science, 1-18, March, 2016:   (BigData-Calude-Longo.pdf);    (DOI: BigData-Calude-Longo).  

Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil.    Comparing Symmetries in Models and Simulations. Invited Paper, Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science (book website), 2017.   (LoMonModelsSym.pdf).

Giuseppe Longo.   How Future Depends on Past Histories and Rare Events in Systems of Life,  Foundations of Science, (DOI), 2017     (biolog-observ-history-future.pdf)    (en français dans La liberté de l’improbable (Berthoz, Ossola cur.), colloque au Collège de France, décembre 2016, actes chez Odile Jacob, Paris : bio-evol-histoire-et-futur.pdf).

Papers 7 (and 6) in:
"From the century of the genome to the century of the organism: New theoretical approaches", a  Special issue of Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, A.M. Soto, G. Longo, D. Noble (Editors), Vol. 122, Issue 1, Elsevier, 2016. (TableContentsPreface+SixPapers2016.pdf) 
     1 Table of Contents and Preface
     2 G. Longo & A.M. Soto, Why do we need theories?
     3 N. Perret & G. Longo, Reductionist perspectives and the notion of information
     5 A.M. Soto, G. Longo, M. Montévil & C. Sonnenschein, The biological default state of cell proliferation with variation and motility, a fundamental principle for a theory of organisms
     6 M. Mossio, M. Montévil & G. Longo, Theoretical principles for biology: Organization
     7 M. Montévil, M. Mossio, A. Pocheville & G. Longo, Theoretical principles for biology: Variation
     10 A.M. Soto, G. Longo, P.-A. Miquel, M. Montévil, M. Mossio, N. Perret , A. Pocheville & C. Sonnenschein, Toward a theory of organisms: Three founding principles in search of a useful integration


Biological Time:

Giuseppe Longo.  Space and Time in the Foundations of Mathematics, or some challenges in the interactions with other sciences. Invited lecture, First AMS/SMF meeting, Lyon, July, 2001.      (   (space-time.pdf)

Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo.  Space, time and cognition. From The Standpoint of Mathematics and Natural Science. Invited paper, Mind and Causality, (Peruzzi ed.), Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 149-199, 2004.      (   (space-cogni.pdf) ).

Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo.  Biological Organization and Anti-Entropy.   In J. Biological Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 63-96, 2009.   (anti-entropy.pdf)

Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil.    A 2-dimensional Geometry for Biological Time In Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology: vol. 106, n. 3, pp. 474 – 484, 2011.    (2-dimTime.pdf).   

Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil.    Protention and retention in biological systemsIn Theory in Biosciences: Vol. 130, Issue 2, pp. 107-117, 2011.    (proret.pdf).   

Giuseppe Longo.   How Future Depends on Past Histories and Rare Events in Systems of Life,  Foundations of Science, (DOI), 2017     (biolog-observ-history-future.pdf).   

 G. Longo, N. Perret.  Rhythms, Retention and Protention: Philosophical Reflections on Geometrical Schemata for Biological TimeIn Building theories, Danks D., Ippoliti E. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2017  (RetenProten-preprint.pdf)

 Giuseppe Longo.  Confusing biological twins and atomic clocks. Today’s ecological relevance of Bergson-Einstein debate on timeLecture at the Conference "What is time? Einstein and Bergson 100 years later", L'Aquila, It., April 4-6, 2019 (proceedings in preparation, Campo, Ronchi eds).  (TwinsVScloks.pdf)

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