Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, public outreach events such as talks from top scientists 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 and 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. 

Accessibly by anyone with internet, Perimeter aims to share the power and wonder of science with this free library.

 

  

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Roberto Unger outlines his understanding of the nature of time in a set of five theses.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Fotini Markopoulou, Stuart Kauffman and Lee Smolin make individual statements and briefly discuss the matter.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Expected things that have not happened in physics, computer science, social science, biology and limits on what is expected;
The existence of rules at very small physical scales;
Similarity and time;

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
Speaker(s): 

Equilibrium in software models;
Equilibrium in biology;
How may systems come out of equilibrium;
The question of a system's environment;
Can a physical theory be based on the existence of advanced human society?
What kind of environments are more likely to create the conditions under which emergency may happen in the social world?

 

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.

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