Salt Lake Perl Mongers welcome Damian Conway, August 1st
Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Spacetimes...Made Easy!
Now who could miss that?! (It is free, after all.)
Date: Thursday, August 1st at 7:15pm (Parking is free after 7:00pm.)
Location: Utah Valley University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 101.
Reservations are recommended; visit the Salt Lake Perl Mongers website for details.
The talk will last about 90 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. If you're within driving range of our venue in Orem, UT, or happen to be in Utah August 1st, -- quoting one of our members -- "Your nerd card will be revoked if you miss this."
Here's the synopsis of Damian's talk:
Watch in terror as Damian writes a Perl program to extract square roots using nothing but quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the very fabric of the space-time continuum.
Along the way we'll also investigate: Wittgenstein's dark secret; the diminishing returns of physical computation; Roman philosophy; when Super Science Adventures go wrong; the greatest Lego kit of all time; the secret identity of Sith; carbon logic vs silicon logic; the giants of 1930's physics; elementary spin-half quanta under relativistic motion; CAT scans; Will Smith; bongos; drunken bets involving penguins; algorithmic consistency; God's dice and the problem of free will; intrinsic self-inconsistency; the many worlds outside Copenhagen; and the inventor of stage diving.
What happens when Dirac meets Deutsch meets Damian? Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world!
We hope to see you there.