A Unique Educational & Career Opportunity with Stephen Wolfram

A unique opportunity to do original research at the frontiers of science, the Wolfram Science Summer School helps about 40 students from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds learn about Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science (NKS) and apply it to their fields of interest. Most of these students are advanced undergraduates and early graduate students, but those in different circumstances are considered. We are looking for students who want to move their careers in the NKS direction. Read more »

Class of 2009

Marco Palombi

Bio [2009]

Marco Palombi is an entrepreneur. He created Splinder, the largest blogging and community site in Italy, which he later sold to one of the largest media companies in Italy. He is now interested in bio-inspired models and algorithms that can be used to improve the internet and the web. More about Marco on his blog.

Project Title

A Social Network for Elementary Cellular Automata

Project

The idea to build a social network of ECA is based on the fact that a network can demonstrate similarities between ECAs in a multidimensional way. ECAs express behavior that can be captured in many different ways. An ECA can have a feature in common with some ECAs, but not with others. Once built, the network can be analyzed to define clusters of ECAs. Changes in the network can also be analyzed based on changes to the similarity criteria and initial conditions.

Favorite Three-Color Cellular Automaton

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