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
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Language and logic;
Quantification;
Identity;
Predicates;

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005
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Concluding remarks by Jaron Lanier and Lee Smolin.

 

Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

Debate among all discussants. Individual statements and questions about Roberto Unger's theses;
Time in cosmology and the notion of time in mathematics stand out as main topics;

 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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