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Author to describe 'new kind of science,' Feb. 16

Stephen Wolfram, author of "A New Kind of Science," will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in McCosh 50.

Wolfram has spent more than 20 years developing a new approach to science that focuses on studying the rules embodied in simple computer programs rather than traditional mathematical equations. He described his approach for the first time in his 2002 book, which quickly became a bestseller.

In his presentation, Wolfram will cover some of the key ideas, outline their implications and discuss their personal and historical context. A question-and-answer period will follow.

The lecture is sponsored by the School of Architecture.

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