alexhkurz.github.io

Alexander Kurz
Home-educating parent, Professor of Computer Science at Chapman University
Researcher in logic, category theory, and computer science
Formerly University of Leicester, CWI Amsterdam, Masaryk University Brno, LMU Munich
Google Scholar, DBLP


Ukraine Pictures, 2, 3, Reuters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Media Priorities, a documentary on the Anthropocene


If we want to survive on this planet, we need to respect planetary boundaries and transition to a sustainable economy. To achieve this, we need to get away from the idea that a good economy is a growing economy. Growth is not sustainable because sustained growth is exponential growth. For example, an average growth of 2% per year equals growth of 724% over 100 years and of 1,995,657% over 500 years. While the Limits to Growth have been recognised for a long time, recent accounts are Dasgupta’s Review on The Economics of Biodiversity and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Books


In early 2021, the University of Leicester threatened with redundancy some of the best mathematicians and computer scientists I know, former colleagues of mine. By the end of the academic year, if I counted correctly, 16 academics in mathematics and computer science either left their job “voluntarily” or were made redundant … support the Leicester boycottmore.


(research)

Projects
Publications
Talks
PhD students


(teaching)

Programming Languages (Fall 2021)
Compiler Construction (Spring 2022)
Short Courses: Automata and Haskell and Monads in Mathematics and Haskell
Student Projects
Postgraduate teaching


Airquality in Orange, CA
Predatory Publishers
Mathematical Genealogy, see here and here
How to make the simplest possible webpage


Comments? Send an email to akurz at chapman dot edu.