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Talk: Helmut Schwichtenberg (LMU)

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, Room 021.

08.12.2022 at 16:00 


A theory of computable functionals


We describe a theory of computable functionals (TCF) which extends Heyting's arithmetic in all simple types by (i) adding inductively and coinductively defined predicates, (ii) distinguishing computationally relevant (c.r.) and non-computational (n.c.) predicates, (iii) adding realizability predicates, and (iv) allowing partial functionals defined by equations (possibly non-terminating, like corecursion). The underlying (minimal) logic has just implication and
universal quantification as primitive connectives; existence, disjunction and conjunction are inductively defined. The axioms of TCF are the defining axioms for (co)inductive predicates, bisimilarity axioms and invariance axioms stating that ''to assert is to realize'' (Feferman 1978) for realizability-free formulas. Using these one can prove in TCF a soundness theorem: the term extracted from a realizability-free proof of a formula A is a realizer of A. TCF is
implemented in the Minlog proof assistant.