School of Computing

Nov 12, 2018
15:00 - 16:00
PLAS: Joanna Sharrad
PLAS Group Seminar
The Six Degrees of : Computability

After our adventures of time-travelling through the history of type error debugging your guide, Joanna Sharrad, is back and this time together we shall tackle the history of Computability. Moving through time using the six degrees of separation, we shall see how some of the people who shaped our computer science world are connected in six steps or fewer!The aim of this talk is to navigate through each person's contributions and how they relate to each other, and to the theory of computing. We will be stopping briefly to get an overview of the connecting contribution in more depth before moving on to the people that it influenced. At the end of our travels, we shall have built up a graph of connections between all persons that we have visited. We shall then enjoy a question and answer session that when concluded will result in the return of all time-travellers safely home to 2018.So, we look forward to you joining us on this adventure at 3pm on the 12th November 2018, and of course, any cat owner is free to bring along their companion!"Cats make ideal time travellers because they can't handle guns. This makes the major drawback of time travel – that you might accidentally shoot your own grandfather – very unlikely."


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University of Kent,
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