|Born||1947 (age 66–67)
|Alma mater||École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud
Paris Diderot University
|Doctoral advisor||Jean-Louis Krivine|
|Doctoral students||George Koletsos
Jean-Yves Girard is an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud.
He made a name for himself in the 1970s with his proof of strong normalization in a system of second-order logic called system F. This result gave a new proof of Takeuti's conjecture, which was proven a few years earlier by William W. Tait, Moto-o Takahashi and Dag Prawitz. For this purpose, he introduced the notion of reducibility candidate ("candidat de réducibilité"). He is also credited with the invention of linear logic; the geometry of interaction; and ludics.
- Ernest Nagel; James R. Newman; Kurt Gödel; Jean-Yves Girard (1989). Le théorème de Gödel. Éditions du Seuil.
- Jean-Yves Girard; P. Taylor; Yves Lafont (1989). Proofs and Types. Cambridge University Press.
- Jean-Yves Girard (2007). Le Point Aveugle, Cours de Logique. Hermann.
- Girard's home page
- Jean-Yves Girard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Girard's bibliography (via DBLP)
- Journées Jean-Yves Girard web site of 2007 conference in honour of Girard's 60th birthday
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