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CATEGORIES:SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society
SUMMARY:Computation\, Technology and the New Era of STEM -
Conrad Wolfram
DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20150210T200000
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URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/57326
DESCRIPTION:Conrad Wolfram\, physicist\, mathematician and tec
hnologist\, is strategic director and European co-
founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Des
cribed as the place where “Computation meets Knowl
edge” and the “The Math Company”\, the Wolfram Gro
up specializes in pushing boundaries at the inters
ection of computation\, maths\, and knowledge\, in
cluding making Mathematica software\, the Wolfram|
Alpha knowledge engine (powering knowledge answers
for Apple's Siri)\, the Computable Document Forma
t (CDF) standard and Wolfram Language.\n\n\n\nConr
ad is also the world’s leading advocate for a fund
amental shift of maths education to be computer-ba
sed\, arguing that this is the only way to solve t
he global maths education crisis. His widely ackno
wledged 2010 TED talk laid out the rationale and r
oadmap for this rethink and the same year he found
ed computerbasedmath.org (CBM) to drive implementa
tion of the change. The movement is now a worldwid
e force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum and
in February 2013 it was announced that Estonia wou
ld be the first partner.\n\n\n\nConrad regularly a
ppears in the media and as a keynote speaker on su
bjects ranging from the future of the web to 21st
century education. He holds degrees in natural sci
ences and maths from University of Cambridge.\n\n\
n\n\n\nEveryone is welcome. Free for members\, £2
on the door for non-members. Followed by refreshme
nts (that means smoothies\, cheese and grapes!).
LOCATION:Department of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre\, Tenni
s Court Road
CONTACT:Adam
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