Cambridge University Computing and Technology Society
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Thu 26 Jan 2012, 6:00pm  |  Seminar Room, Wolfson College, Barton Rd
Nobel Laureate, Professor Brian Josephson (University of Cambridge) speaks on
A concept we refer to as the biological constraint is shown to be able to explain the effectiveness of mathematical descriptions of the universe, as well as accounting for the origin of life and our ability to think logically. The biological constraint, which can be studied systematically through the use of appropriate models, refers to selection in the biological realm in favour of mechanisms that have wide applicability, a subset of which have mathematical character that can evolve to ever subtler forms. The precise conformance of physical phenomena to precise mathematical laws is related to the enforcement of symmetry.


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