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Wednesday, January 25 • 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Conrad Wolfram, Mathematician & Founder, Wolfram Research Europe

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Making maths beautiful

The importance of math to jobs, society and thinking has exploded over the last few decades. Meanwhile, math education has gotten stuck or has even slipped backward. Why has this chasm opened up? It's all about computers: when they do the calculating, people can work on harder questions, try more concepts, and play with a multitude of new ideas. Conrad Wolfram will discuss a new project to build a completely new math curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart - alongside a campaign to refocus math education away from historical hand-calculating techniques and toward relevant and conceptually interesting topics.

 


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Conrad Wolfram

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technology visionary, is strategic director and European co-founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Described as the place where "Computation meets Knowledge" and the "The Math Company", the Wolfram Group specializes in pushing boundaries at the intersection of computation, math, and knowledge, including making Mathematica software, the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine and new Computational... Read More →


Wednesday January 25, 2012 2:50pm - 3:10pm
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia

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