John Baez, physicist, writes on ecology and mathematical physics.
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guest post by Vanessa Schweizer This is my first post to Azimuth. It’s a companion to the one by Alaistair Jamieson-Lane. I’m an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada with the Centre for Knowledge Integration, or CKI. Through our teaching and research, the CKI focuses on integrating what appears, at first blush, […]
Here’s a video of a talk I gave last Tuesday—part of a series. You can see the slides here: • Network Theory I: electrical circuits and signal-flow graphs. Click on items in blue, or pictures, for more information. One reason I’m glad I gave this talk is because afterwards Jamie Vicary pointed out some […]
guest post by Alastair Jamieson-Lane The world is complex, and making choices in a complex world is sometimes difficult. As any leader knows, decisions must often be made with incomplete information. To make matters worse, the experts and scientists who are meant to advise on these important matters are also doing so with incomplete information—usually […]
Here’s a video of a talk I gave yesterday, made by Brendan Fong. You can see the slides here—and then click the items in blue, and the pictures, for more information! The idea: nature and the world of human technology are full of networks! People like to draw diagrams of networks. Mathematical physicists know […]
Luke Muelhauser, executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Insitute, has been doing some interviews: • Scott Aaronson on philosophical progress. • Greg Morrisett on secure and reliable systems. • Robin Hanson on serious futurism. Recently he interviewed me. Here’s how it went. LM: In a previous interview, I asked Scott Aaronson which “object-level research […]
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