BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT RANDOMNESS THROUGH COMPUTATION: Some Answers, More Questions Edited by H. Zenil (member of this mail discussion group) World Scientific Publishing Company http://www.worldscibooks.com/compsci/7973.html
For a limited time, members of this discussion group can get a 25% discount from the WSPC online bookstore (http://www.worldscibooks.com/compsci/7973.html). Quote WJAN25B as you pre-order. This offer is valid from now till 20 February, 2011 (a day before release). Please do recommend the title to your library and colleagues. Description ---- Dedicated to the memory of Ray Solomonoff (1926--2009) The volume consists of an indispensable set of chapters written by leading scholars, scientists and researchers in the field of Randomness, including related subfields specially but not limited to the strong developed connections to the Computability and Recursion Theory. Highly respected, indeed renowned in their areas of specialization, many of these contributors are the founders of their fields. The scope of "Randomness Through Computation" is novel. Each contributor shares his personal views and anecdotes on the various reasons and motivations which led him to the study of the subject. They share their visions from their vantage and distinctive viewpoints. In summary, this is an opportunity to learn about the topic and its various angles from the leading thinkers. Contents ---- * Randomness as Circuit Complexity (and the Connection to Pseudorandomness) (E. Allender) * Randomness Everywhere: My Path to Algorithmic Information Theory (C.S. Calude) * Metaphysics, Metamathematics and Metabiology (G. Chaitin) * The Martin-Löf-Chaitin Thesis (J-P. Delahaye) * Computability, Algorithmic Randomness and Complexity (R.G. Downey) * Is Randomness Native to Computer Science? Ten Years After (M. Ferbus-Zanda & S. Grigorieff) * The Impact of Algorithmic Information Theory on Our Current Views (P. Gács) * Scatter and Regularity Imply Benford's Law... and More (N. Gauvrit & J-P. Delahaye) * Is Randomness Necessary? (R. Graham) * Algorithmic Randomness as Foundation of Inductive Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence (M. Hutter) * Randomness: A Tool for Constructing and Analyzing Computer Programs (A. Kucera) * Connecting Randomness to Computation (M. Li) * Some Bridging Results and Challenges in Classical, Quantum and Computational Randomness (G. Longo, C. Palamidessi & T. Paul) * Randomness, Computability and Information (J.S. Miller) * Studying Randomness Through Computation (A. Nies) * Statistical Testing of Randomness: New and Old Procedures (A.L. Rukhin) * Randomness, Occam’s Razor, AI, Creativity and Digital Physics (J. Schmidhuber) * Algorithmic Probability — Its Discovery — Its Properties and Application to Strong AI (R.J. Solomonoff) * From Error-correcting Codes to Algorithmic Information Theory (L. Staiger) * Uncertainty in Physics and Computation (M.A. Stay) * Indeterminism and Randomness Through Physics (K. Svozil) * Probability is a Lot of Logic at Once: If You Don’t Know Which One to Pick, Take ’em All (T. Toffoli) * Randomness in Algorithms (O. Watanabe) * The Road to Intrinsic Randomness (S. Wolfram) * Panel discussion transcription (University of Vermont, Burlington 2007): Is The Universe Random? (C.S. Calude, J. Casti, G.J. Chaitin, Paul Davies, S. Wolfram & K. Svozil) * Panel discussion transcription (University of Indiana Bloomington 2008): What is Computation? (How) Does Nature Compute? (C.S. Calude, G.J. Chaitin, E. Fredkin, T.J. Leggett, R. de Ruyter, T. Toffoli & S. Wolfram) For pre-ordering details see the World Scientific webpage: http://www.worldscibooks.com/compsci/7973.html Also available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Randomness-Through-Computation-Answers-Questions/dp/9814327743/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.