Patterns, Randomness and Information

author: Gregory Chaitin, University of Auckland
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: October 2005,   views: 12273


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Information, Complexity, Patterns, Randomness and Compression. And how these ideas can be traced back through Hermann Weyl to Leibniz in 1686, and connect them with Godel & Turing and with the question of how math compares & contrasts with physics and with biology.

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Comment1 Robert, April 19, 2007 at 5:47 a.m.:

The audio doesn't work in the first recorded lecture!

Comment2 davor (stuff), May 9, 2007 at 10:51 a.m.:

Hello, the video file has been fixed and the flash file added, so enjoy the viewing.

Comment3 ivan rosman, October 14, 2007 at 11:35 a.m.:


Comment4 ivan rosman, October 14, 2007 at 1:19 p.m.:

well worth the watch
however care is needed in slipping into "metamath'
a set of mathematicians is not a mathematician
...patternless in one language.. compressionable in another
random on one computer...not on another
But , it is all worthwhile

Comment5 meeseeks, October 20, 2014 at 7:54 p.m.:

Would this have consequences for SETI...could we miss deliberate ETI because it appeared random but was not?

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