Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Information in biology;
Computer models;
Software;
Self-evolving systems.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

The computer metaphor;
Emergent phenomena in computer science;
Time and computation;
Information theory.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Biology cannot be reduced to physics;
Space of configurations and pre-adaptation;
The problem of predictability;
Biology exists with emergent properties.
Question by Roberto Unger and complementary comments by Lee Smolin;
Debates: Simon Saunders, Roberto Unger, Olaf Dreyer, Robert Brandenberger, Maya Paczuski, Kalypso Nicolaidis.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Statement by Maya Paczuski: Physical systems have been found in which one cannot decide wether they are predictable or unpredictable.
Comment by Kalypso Nicolaidis.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Comment by Simon Saunders and discussion with Robert Brandenberger and Roberto Unger.
Matrix theory;
Further comments.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Landscape of theories;
Time and evolving geometry in classical general relativity;
Quantum gravity and cosmology;
Questions by Maya Paczuski, Lucien Hardy, Stuart Kauffman, Kalypso Nicolaidis and Roberto Unger.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Lee Smolin sums up the opening statements and makes an outline of topics to be discussed;
Suggestions, clarifications and debates among the discussants.

 

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Internal/operational point of view vs. external point of view;
Microscopic ontology;
Notions and meaning of evolving laws.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

How should one create a dialogue between the natural and social sciences?;
Social theory already presents a scenario of evolving laws;
Meta-laws in social theory;

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