cfaed Distinguished Lecture Series

cfaed Distinguished Lecture Series

Prof. Moshe Y. Vardi , Rice University, USA

From Aristotle to the Pentium

11.05.2012 (Friday) , 14:50 - 16:20
INF E023 , Nöthnitzer Str. 46 , 01187 Dresden

Logic started as a branch of philosophy, going back to Greeks, who loved debates, in the classical period. Computers are relatively young, dating back to World War II, in the middle of the 20th century. This talk tells the story of how logic begat computing, tracing the surprising path from Aristotle to the Pentium. This is a story full of both intellectual drama, as well as real-life drama, with most of the characters dying young, miserable, or both.

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