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Title: Turing Machines in Biological Evolution
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Austin, Robert
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2013
Event Date: 28-Nov-2013
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: IAS Mini Symposium.
Title from event program.
Mini-Symposium on the Frontiers of Physics, held 28 November, 2013, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Abstract: The way that organisms respond to stress and evolve, it seems at times as if they come to remarkably fast solutions to problems, indicating some sort of very clever computational machinery. The speaker will discuss how it would appear that bacteria can indeed create a form of a Turing Machine, the first example of a computer, and how they might use this algorithm to do rapid calculations.
Duration: 36 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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