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Dr Floridi elected Gauss Professor

Dr Luciano Floridi, Fellow of St Cross College and member of the Philosophy Faculty, has been elected Gauss Professor by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences for the academic year 2008-09.

Every year, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen) elects a Gauss Professor (Gauß-Professur der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen) to honour the memory of the great scientist. The Professorship is usually awarded to "important scientists in one of Gauss' fields of interest", namely astronomy, mathematics or physics. Recipients have included Nobel laureates and famous mathematicians. Dr Floridi is the first philosopher ever to be elected. The Laudatio awards him the Gauss Professorship in recognition of his work on the philosophy of information.

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