Honorary Doctor's lectures

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Portraits of the Honorary doctors
Gilles Barthe and Helen Byrne.

Two of the 2024 Honorary Doctors lectures at Chalmers.


  • Date:Starts 31 May 2024, 13:00Ends 31 May 2024, 14:15
  • Language:English
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Gilles Barthe: Computer-aided cryptography 

The founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP), Bochum, Germany, and research professor at IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain.

He is awarded an honorary doctorate for revolutionizing the area of cryptography. Gilles Barthe has made outstanding contributions to research on security, privacy, cryptography, programming languages, logic, type theory, and verification. It is striking how he has applied his skills in type theory, semantics, and the formalization of mathematics, in a powerful way to solve important problems in computer security, privacy, and cryptography.

Helen Byrne: Can calculus cure cancer?

Professor of Applied Mathematics at The Wolfson Center for Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford.

She is awarded an honorary doctorate for her important contributions in mathematical modeling of tumours, but also for her work on wound healing and tissue mechanics. Through successful collaborations with experimental researchers, she has bridged the gap between theory and application and has thus set a new standard in mathematical tumor modeling.

Marcus Wandt

Will give his lecture in 2025.