Making the World Computable: Understanding the World Through Complexity – 6pm, Wed 10th April

matrix-demoWhen we look at the natural world, we see many activities taking place simultaneously: the world is a complex system, with processes cooperating and competing. To understand the world, we need to think about not just the individual activities, but the ways in which they interact — it’s not just the bees, but the waggle dance and the honeycomb as well.

Concurrency is the art of understanding, describing, reasoning about, designing and experimenting with systems where many things are going on at the same time. It’s an increasingly important tool for working with both natural and engineered systems.

In this talk, Adam Sampson from Abertay University will explain how doing several tasks at the same time can actually make things simpler, rather than more complicated — and how thinking about systems in this way is vital for everything from the biological simulations used to develop new cancer treatments, to the computer network services that make your credit card and smartphone work.

Join us at our regular venue, the delightful Infusion coffee shop, inside Dundee Science Centre. Doors open at 5.00pm when the coffee shop will be serving drinks and snacks.

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.