Friday, August 24, 2012

The #Turing Festival Edinburgh

in case you're wondering why the number, but hopefully not the quality, of posts has recently declined it's because I'm at the Turing Festival in Edinburgh. The first day I attended a fascinating program of talks by current and ex CERN employees. It really brought home how vital computers are in their work. The amount of data they capture from the LHC is staggering.
In the afternoon Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, gave an excellent keynote. At dinner I gave the after dinner speech and proposed the toast: "To Alan Turing." My speech seemed well received.