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On the complexity of (optimal) reduction: sublinear logics and lambda-calculus

Simone Martini Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Udine 4pm Thursday 6 May 1999 Room 2511, JCMB, King's Buildings

We will first review the known results on optimal reduction in the lambda-calculus and its relations to linear logic. After discussing Asperti and Mairson's result that optimal lambda-reduction is not Kalmar elementary, we will show that optimal lambda-reduction remains non Kalmar elementary even for lambda-terms typeable in Girard's Elementary Linear Logic.

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