Dan Murfet (Melbourne) will give a talk titled "Two odd things about computation" at 11am on August 19.

\nAbstract: This will be a light\, colloquium-style exploration of two paradoxes that underpin our modern notion of computation. The first is Maxwell&rsquo\;s paradox in thermodynamics\, the study of which was instrumental in the development of our understanding of the minimum energy cost of computation. The second is Russell&rsquo\;s paradox in logic\, the study of which was important in the development of some of the current approaches to the time and space cost of computation (i.e. complexity theory).

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