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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

#1  Postby DoctorE » Apr 27, 2010 5:12 pm

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60P7717-XOQ[/youtube]
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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

#2  Postby natselrox » Apr 27, 2010 5:21 pm

I have wanted to read his book for a long time now. Can't wait anymore!! Great talk! :clap:

Mathworld.wolfram.com is one of my favourite sites! :)
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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

#3  Postby Darkchilde » Apr 28, 2010 12:05 pm

natselrox wrote:I have wanted to read his book for a long time now. Can't wait anymore!! Great talk! :clap:

Mathworld.wolfram.com is one of my favourite sites! :)


Yes, me too. I have the book but never had the time to read it. I go to mathworld quite often as I usually need some mathematical clarification on a point, since I am studying with the OU at the moment.
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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

#4  Postby newolder » Apr 14, 2020 7:22 pm

I'm in the middle (?) of Stephen Wolfram's live stream about his "final theory of physics". Not much new stuff in the first hour or so but he's pulling a lot of his earlier work strands together as I write...



I'm sure it'll be available as an ordinary tube soon... :dunno:
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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

#5  Postby Spearthrower » Apr 14, 2020 8:08 pm

Congratulations on a rather impressive resurrection! :)

I wonder where Natselrox and Darkchilde are these days... I hope they're both well and happy - both lovely folk.
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#6  Postby newolder » Apr 14, 2020 8:20 pm

I follow both in the twittersphere and chat with natselrox more frequently than Darkchilde.
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