Stephen Wolfram: Distinguished Lecture Series
The Dean's Scholars Distinguished Lecture Series is proud to present renowned computer scientist and entrepreneur, Stephen Wolfram, in a free public talk on March 11 at 5 pm. Join us as he explores cutting-edge technologies with the potential to revolutionize the way we use and interact with computers. From innovative new tools for practical software development to new approaches to computational education and insights about the future of the human condition, this talk will survey Stephen Wolfram's latest ideas about computational thinking and its applications — as well as preview his latest technological creations.
Stephen Wolfram received his PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech at the age of 20. He soon became the youngest recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Prize Fellowship and went on to make groundbreaking discoveries in cellular automata. After founding Wolfram Research, he developed Mathematica, one of the world’s leading software languages for computation, and has made vast contributions to the development of technologies and the basic sciences. He described many of these developments in his best-selling book A New Kind of Science. Recently, Wolfram launched Wolfram|Alpha — an ambitious, long-term project to make the world's knowledge computable and universally accessible.
TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_wolfram_computing_a_theory_of_everything?language=en "A New Kind of Science": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eC14GonZnU Stephen Wolframs Website: http://www.stephenwolfram.com/