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WORKSHOP: "The Incomputable", 12-15 Jun 2012, Newport Pagnell (U.K.)
Turing Centenary Workshop on "THE INCOMPUTABLE" at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall, UK.
THE INCOMPUTABLE is a major workshop of the 6-month Isaac Newton Institute programme - "Semantics and Syntax: A Legacy of Alan Turing" (SAS). THE INCOMPUTABLE is one of a series of special events, running throughout the Alan Turing Year, celebrating Turing's unique impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, morphogenesis, philosophy and the wider scientific world. It is held in association with the Turing Centenary Conference (CiE 2012) in Cambridge the following week, which will run up to the June 23rd centenary of Turing's birth, and will culminate with a birthday celebration at Turing's old college, King's College, Cambridge. THE INCOMPUTABLE is unique in its focus on the mathematical theory of incomputability, and its relevance for the real world. This is a core aspect of Turing's scientific legacy - and this meeting for the first time reunites (in)computability theory and 'big science' in a way not attempted since Turing's premature passing. Chicheley Hall is a truly extraordinary venue for the meeting, beautifully maintained by the Royal Society, and offering superb facilities for the talks, accommodation, and informal discussions. Set in 80 acres of country landscape, it offers comfort, free wifi throughout, a bar open to 12 or later each night, and many other comforts and opportunities for exciting and novel interactions. THE INCOMPUTABLE, generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation, promises to be a historic event, bringing the mathematical theory of incomputability centre-stage once again. Attendance is limited to 100 participants - up to 60 housed on-site - so early booking is advised. Organisers: S Barry Cooper and Mariya Soskova