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Charles Babbage (1791-1871) : de l'école algébrique anglaise à la «machine analytique»

Marie-José Durand-Richard (1992)

Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines

Actuellement de plus en plus honoré par les informaticiens à la recherche d'une paternité pour leurs nouvelles machines, Charles Babbage reste un mathématicien peu connu. Il est pourtant à l'origine d'une École Algébrique Anglaise dont les travaux ont su expliciter les caractéristiques des méthodes opératoires et les imposer comme essentielles à la nouvelle algèbre ; parmi les nouveaux «scientists» d'une Angleterre émergeant de sa révolution industrielle dans les années 1830, Babbage, qui est politiquement...

Imre Simon: an exceptional graduate student

Denis Thérien (2010)

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications

This short note reviews the main contributions of the Ph.D. thesis of Imre Simon. His graduate work had major impact on algebraic theory of automata and thirty years later we are in a good position to appreciate how sensitive he was in selecting good problems, and how clever in solving them!

Imre Simon : an exceptional graduate student

Denis Thérien (2005)

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications

This short note reviews the main contributions of the Ph.D. thesis of Imre Simon. His graduate work had major impact on algebraic theory of automata and thirty years later we are in a good position to appreciate how sensitive he was in selecting good problems, and how clever in solving them!

Sixty years of cybernetics: cybernetics still alive

Havel, Ivan M. (2008)

Kybernetika

This informal essay, written on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Wienerian cybernetics, presents a series of themes and ideas that has emerged during last several decades and which have direct or indirect relationships to the principal concepts of cybernetics. Moreover, they share with original cybernetics the same transdisciplinary character.

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