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DLS: Stephen Wolfram, "The Science & Language Design of Making the World Computable"

Event Type
Illinois Computer Science
Oct 17, 2022   3:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

Link to Talk Video: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_jqbnf0td

Abstract: This will be a talk about applying the computational paradigm to everything, from "computational X" to everyday computing to the foundations of physics. I'll tell you about my 45-year journey of creating what's now the full-scale computational language that is the Wolfram Language (and gave us Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, etc.) And I'll talk about its relations to traditional programming languages, and to the creation of what's emerging as an ultimate unification of physics, metamathematics and theoretical computer science.

Bio: Stephen Wolfram has spent his career leveraging the computational paradigm, alternating between basic science and technology development. He is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language, the author of A New Kind of Science and other books, and the originator of the Wolfram Physics Project. Since 1986, he has been the founder & CEO of Wolfram Research (headquartered in Champaign, IL). He is also still an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois.

Part of the Illinois Computer Science Speakers Series. Faculty Host: Lawrence Rauchwerger.

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