Tom with puzzle

P-Colloquium: Foundations of Informatics


I encourage you to take on the
challenge to write a self-reproducing program.
(There are plenty of hints to keep you going.)
David Harel's honorary doctorate lecture

For more information, see 2IC00 in OwInfo, or 2IC00 in Oase.

Some material and references can be found at Honors Class Informatics.

The topics are:

  1. Information (and Algorithms)
  2. Universality (algorithms and information)
  3. Randomness (in general, and also how to exploit it algorithmically)
  4. Molecular Computing (especially DNA Computing)
  5. Quantum Computing (how to get the most out of nature, computationally)
  6. Self-reproduction (especially of programs, but also biologically)

©2012, Tom Verhoeff (TUE)
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