Obituary: Professor H. C. Longuet-Higgins ; Chemist Who Switched Disciplines to Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
Steedman, Mark, The Independent (London, England)
H. C. LONGUET-HIGGINS was an outstanding scientist who made lasting contributions in two separate fields - theoretical chemistry and artificial intelligence.
Transcending all disciplinary boundaries, he had an astonishing ability to recognise, where others could not, the susceptibility of well-known open problems to immediate exact solution by applied mathematics. His work - which was often spoken of as having been worthy of a Nobel Prize - opened up many new areas of research. Where he had shown the way, his students and others made their own research careers.
Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins was born in Lenham, Kent, in 1923, the second of three children of …
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Publication information: Article title: Obituary: Professor H. C. Longuet-Higgins ; Chemist Who Switched Disciplines to Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. Contributors: Steedman, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 22, 2004. Page number: 40. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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