Stephen Wolfram at NUGSB

2015-05-16 14:50:41

Stephen Wolfram demonstrated his new computer language to faculty, students and some fortunate visitors to NU on Monday 23/3. He has an extraordinary ability to simplify complex problems. He strongly argued that students need exposure to computational thinking. His seminar drew on mathematics, art, physics and geography as well as philosophy to illustrate his ‘New Kind of Science’. He concluded that, even in highly complex systems, we can discover a profound simplicity.

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Stephen Wolfram (born 29 August 1959) is a British computer scientist, entrepreneur and former physicist known for his contributions to theoretical physics; his pioneering work on knowledge-based programming; as the CEO of Wolfram Research and chief designer of Mathematica and the Wolfram Alpha answer engine; and as the author of the book A New Kind of Science.