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Book Launch: Jukka Paakki – "Arto Salomaa: Äijän näköinen matemaatikko"

Arto Salomaa is a pioneer of research in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. Salomaa is widely known for his work on automata and formal languages starting already in the 1960s. Other research lines where he made important contributions are multi-valued logics, biocomputing, and cryptography and information security. Salomaa was named Academician by the Academy of Finland in 2001, one of only 12 Finns holding this life-long title. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Turku and one of the founders of Turku Centre for Computer Science.

Arto Salomaa’s biography is written by Jukka Paakki, Professor Emeritus at the University of Helsinki. The book tells the story of Arto Salomaa’s scientific career and of his most important research areas and achievements. In addition, the book covers various aspects of his personal life: family, childhood, young adult years, family, and hobbies. The book aims to give as complete a picture as possible of one of Finland’s best known scientists.

The book is published by Turku Centre for Computer Science and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku.

The official launch of the book was on June 16, 2017 at 17.30 in lecture hall XVII in the Quantum building of the University of Turku.

Here is a link to the article published on Turun Sanomat. It's only in Finnish. http://www.ts.fi/mielipiteet/aliot/3611564/Automaattien+teoriasta+salakirjoitukseen