Albert Visser appointed Faculty Professor at Faculty of Humanities
Albert Visser, Professor of Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, has been appointed Faculty Professor as of 1 September 2015 by the Faculty Dean.
Prof. dr. Albert Visser is one of the foremost logicians of our time. The 'Visser Rules' are named after him: the rules from which all acceptable rules of propositional intuitionistic logic can be deduced.
His research in fundamental logic and artificial intelligence – focusing on the relations between logic, mathematics and philosophy – has been influential across the world, and his research group has been assessed as 'excellent' by three subsequent national review committees. In addition, he has played a leading role in the development of the bachelor's programme in artificial intelligence (Kunstmatige intelligentie). All in all he has contributed significantly to education and research within the Faculty of Humanities.