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Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science

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  • Join us for an evening with Stephen Wolfram as he not only addresses many fundamental questions about science and the universe, but also suggests major new directions for technology.
     

    Co-hosted by the Computer History Museum

    This event is sold out. Pre-registration unavailable.

    This event is sold out, if pre-registered attendees do not show by 7:30pm, we will allow interested participants who wait in the lobby to fill the available seats.
     

    Speaker

    Stephen Wolfram (bio),Creator of Mathematica, author of A New Kind of Science, and CEO of Wolfram Research, Inc.

    For three centuries scientists have looked to mathematics to understand how nature works - and to create the foundations for technology. But based on his surprising discoveries about simple computer programs, Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and author of A New Kind of Science, has developed a radically new approach.

    Join us for an evening with Stephen Wolfram as he not only addresses many fundamental questions about science and the universe, but also suggests major new directions for technology.
     

    Introduction By:

    Dr. John Gage, Chief Researcher and Director of the Science Office, Sun Microsystems (bio)
     

    Read more on the SDForum Series: The Future of Software Development and see a list of upcoming speakers!

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    Speaker Bio: Stephen Wolfram

    Educated at Eton, Oxford, and Caltech, Wolfram received his Ph.D. from Caltech at the age of 20. In 1981, he was the youngest ever recipient of a MacArthur Prize "Genius" Fellowship. In the late 1980's, he created the ground breaking Mathematica program, and founded Wolfram Research, of which he is CEO.

    After more than ten years of highly concentrated work, Wolfram last year published his widely acclaimed book, A New Kind of Science. Its publication has been seen as initiating a paradigm shift of historic importance in science.

    For extensive information about Stephen Wolfram's work and his bio please visit:www.stephenwolfram.com


     

    Event Logistics

    Location

    PARC (formerly Xerox PARC)
    3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Palo Alto, CA

    Agenda

    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking
    7:00-9:00pm Program


     

    Registration

    Cost (light snacks will be served)
    $15 SDForum members, Computer History Museum members, AAMA Members and other co-sponsoring organization members (TBA)
    $20 Non-members*

    * Non-members will receive a coupon for free admission ($15 value) to an SDForum Special Interest Group.