Emeritus professor Foundations of
Zürich, June, 2019. Picture by
Lidia van der Vegt
Zürich, June, 2019. Picture by Lidia van der Vegt
Henk Barendregt (1947) occupies the chair of Foundations of Mathematics and Computer Science at Nijmegen University, The Netherlands. He studied at Utrecht University mathematical logic, obtaining his Masters in 1968 and his Ph.D. in 1971, both cum laude, under Dirk van Dalen and Georg Kreisel. After a Postdoc period at Stanford University he held positions at Utrecht University and was visiting scholar at Darmstadt, Zürich (ETH), Siena and Kyoto, and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Barendregt is known for his work in lambda_calculus and type_theory. Since 1986 he is professor at Nijmegen University, where he and his group work on Formal Mathematics, a technology based on the idea of AUTOmated verification of MATHematics program of N. G. de Bruijn. For a list of results see the page of Freek Wiedijk. Since 01.01.2015 professor emeritus valedictory lecture.For some years Barendregt has been studying consciousness, see the MBM papers below.
Awards Barendregt was elected member of the Academia Europaea (1992), Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (1995) and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (1997). In 1998 he obtained a generous seven year grant of the Board of Directors of Nijmegen university. In 2002 he was knighted in the Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw. Barendregt obtained on February 6, 2003 the NWO Spinoza Award 2002, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. In 2012 he obtained the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship, a joint prize by the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lorentz Center Leiden, organizing a workshop on Models of Consciousness and Clinical Implications.
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