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Dominique Lambert

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  • PhD Thesis in Science (orientation: Physics), Université Catholique de Louvain (1988): “Pseudo-riemannian Sigma Models: the role of Cayley-Dickson and Clifford Algebras”. Supervisor: Pr.Dr. Jean-Pierre Antoine.
  • PhD Thesis in Philosophy, Université Catholique de Louvain (1996): “Research on the structure and the effectiveness of the recent interactions between Mathematics and Physics”. Supervisor: Pr.Dr. Jean Ladrière.

Academic positions

At the University of Namur

Full Professor in the Faculty of Science (Namur Center for Complex Systems / Cosmology group) and in Faculty of Philosophy, departement of philosophy,  University of Namur, Belgium. Lectures in Formal Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Sciences, Theoretical Physics.

Head of the Department of Philosophy

In other institutions

Visiting Professor at the Gregorian University (Roma). Lectures in Philosophy of Science since 2008.

Visiting Professor at the Faculté de Théologie of the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), Lecture “Science et foi chrétienne” (shared with Professors B. Feltz and B. Bourgine) since 2007.

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the Université de Luxembourg (Uni.Lu). Lectures in Philosophy and History of Science (for mathematicians and physicists): 2007-2009.

Distinguished professor position (Philosophy and History of Science) in the Center for Advanced Studies, Warsaw University of Technology: 2011.

Scientific Societies

Vice-President of the Société Nationale de Logique et de Philosophie des Sciences (Belgium, 1995-98).

Member of the Centre National de Recherches de Logique (Belgium).

Ordinary member of the Lodz Society of Sciences and Arts (Poland).

Member of the Institut Der Görres-Gesellschaft für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (Germany).

Corresponding member of the International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences.

Member of the Académie Royale de Belgique (Classe des Sciences).

Member of the Académie Catholique de France (section: Médecine, Sciences de la vie et de la Nature).

International Committees

Consultant of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Roma (Vatican City).

Membre du Comité international d’orientation scientifique et stratégique du Collège de France (C.O.S.S.), 2010-2012.

Awards

Concours des bourses de voyage du Ministère de l'Education Nationale (octobre, 1984).

Prix Dopp 1998 of the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie of the Université Catholique de Louvain (U.C.L.).

Prix du Concours annuel 1999 (septième question) de la Classe des Lettres de l’Académie royale de Belgique.

Prix 1999 de la Fondation Georges Lemaître (shared with Dr Jean-Pierre Luminet of the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon).

ESSSAT Prize (European Society for the Study of Science and Theology) 2000.

Main contributions in connexion with Lemaître’s work and life:

D.Lambert has discovered a completely new source of Archives concerning the religious life of Mgr Lemaître that has stimulated and renewed historical researches at an international level. He has also discovered and published the manuscript of the last conference of Lemaître (1963). D. Lambert studied carefully Lemaître’s position concerning Science and Faith relations in books that are well-known and translated in several foreign languages. In this field he published with one of the most important historian of cosmology, Helge Kragh. He has published the first exhaustive biography of Lemaître that is translated into English and will be published by Copernicus Center Press, during the Spring 2013, with a preface of Jim Peebles (Princeton).

Scientific works

D. Lambert is working in Mathematical Physics (relations with Category theory and Non Classical Logics) and in Mathematical Biology (in collaboration with Laboratory LANE in Geneva University: modeling of biological shapes).

Philosophical works

D. Lambert is working on the ethics of robotics (study of “ethical algorithms” of autonomous moral agents).

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