The Origin of Computable Numbers: A Tale of Two Classics

author: Christos H. Papadimitriou, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
published: Aug. 17, 2012,   recorded: July 2012,   views: 6842


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Turing, like Darwin, transformed scientific and human culture through a singularly disruptive work written in a brilliantly self-conscious style. I shall recount the stories of these two classics, concluding with certain unexpected connections between computational ideas and evolution.

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