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Hyman Hartman
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center) 32-G449 (Kiva)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

The origin of life can be explained in terms of the origination and evolution of the genetic code and metabolic processes mediated by replicating iron-rich clays.

Alan Turing's theory of computation outlines a logical mechanism for how abstract systems can evolve and generate new systems. John von Neumann extended this by introducing the concept of kinematic self replicating machines. These machines contain a description of themselves that can be copied as part of a self replication process. This concept has become all too familiar to us as computer viruses have spread across the web.

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Silvio Micali, MIT
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center) 32-G449 (Kiva)
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM
7:00 PM, Thursday, 5 April 2018
MIT Room 32-G449 (Kiva)
ALGORAND: A Truly Distributed Ledger
Silvio Micali, MIT

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It provides resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. The Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM (GBC/ACM) provides our community of professionals with current and practical information from the innovators themselves. We are a forum for collaborative learning that provides the community with free Evening Seminars and full day Professional Development Seminars that feature distinguished speakers and guests.

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