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Cellular Automata

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Cellular Automata are an eye-opening way of conceiving how complexity, given enough time, can emerge from very simple rules. The most famous is Conway’s Game of Life which takes place on an infinite 2-dimensional grid of cells. The cells can be either ‘dead’ or ‘alive’ (black or white) and change as time progresses according to […]

Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science

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Contentious and divisive, Stephen Wolfram is obviously a singularly brilliant man. He received a Ph.D. in particle physics from Caltech at age 20, and received a MacArthur award age 21. Inspired by cellular automata he then spent a decade writing a whole new science. He is also the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research the […]