NKS 2007 Wolfram Science Conference
PROGRAM OUTLINE

Attendees at the NKS 2007 Wolfram Science Conference will include: academic, industrial, and government researchers * technology strategists * technology developers and engineers * artists and designers * educators * undergraduate and graduate students


Minicourse on A New Kind of Science (Friday, July 13)

This half-day intensive series of lectures covers key facets of the basic science and applications of Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, as well as providing a basic introduction to Mathematica as a tool for NKS research.

Lecture topics include:

* The structure and promise of NKS * Discovering the world of simple programs * Modeling with NKS * Implications for biology * Towards a fundamental theory of physics * Randomness, perception, and analysis * The Principle of Computational Equivalence * Rewriting the foundations of mathematics * Exploring the computational universe * Conceptual implications * Directions for new technology


Main Conference (Friday, July 13-Sunday, July 15)


  • Keynote address by Stephen Wolfram
  • Special session presenting the upcoming book "Randomness & Complexity, from Leibniz to Chaitin" in honor of Greg Chaitin's 60th birthday.
  • Panel discussion with Cristian Calude, John Casti, Greg Chaitin, Paul Davies, Karl Svozil, and Stephen Wolfram.
  • Invited and contributed lectures on topics including:
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    New systems in the computational universe
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    Proofs and experiments on simple programs
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    Connecting NKS to number theory and combinatorics
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    Connecting NKS to theoretical computer science
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    Search and visualization in the space of programs
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    Pattern and form generation for art, music, and design
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    NKS modeling in the biological sciences
      
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    NKS modeling in the physical sciences
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    NKS modeling in the social sciences
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    Ecology and evolution with NKS
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    Systems design and analysis with NKS
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    Pattern recognition and data analysis with NKS
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    NKS in materials science and nanotechnology
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    Philosophical questions in the light of NKS
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    Practical tools for NKS research
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    The organization of NKS as a field
  • Hands-on explorations of the computational universe
  • Extended Q&A with Stephen Wolfram
  • Live NKS computer experiments with Stephen Wolfram
  • Tutorials
  • Poster sessions
  • Art displays
      ...And ample opportunities for interaction and discussion