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Title:Making Theorem Provers Easier to Use
Speaker:Jasmin Christian Blanchette
coming from:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik - RG 1
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Event Type:Joint Lecture Series
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:Public Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Duration:60 Minutes
Building:E1 5
Theorem provers are computer programs that help prove logical formulas, whether they arise in mathematics,

in computer science, or elsewhere. The theorem proving community divided in two. Roughly speaking: (1) The
automatic subcommunity develops automatic theorem provers (ATPs; e.g., SPASS, Z3), with the very ambitious
goal of replacing mathematicians by machines. (2) The interactive subcommunity develops proof assistants
(e.g., Coq, Isabelle), with the goal of replacing LaTeX proofs by computer-checked documents.

In this talk, I present work on integrating ATPs in proof assistants and on enriching ATPs with features typical of
proof assistants. I argue in favor of a tighter integration of the two communities, to make theorem proving easier,
more productive, more enjoyable, and more useful.

Name(s):Jennifer Müller
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