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A philosophy on mathematics and modelling: what can computational models do?

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Can everything theoretically be described with mathematics? Some argue it can. Some go as far as to suggest that we may be living inside a computer simulation, and oddly enough there’s a reasoned argument for why that might be the case! What about modelling complex systems? The most simple of these require numerical integration to solve their differential equations, if they exist. Others require computational models that become so complex that describing them becomes almost as time consuming as writing the program code. This talk will explore some of these questions. It will offer few answers, but as computational power increases it will suggest that computational models offer the potential to explore completely new questions.

This talk is part of the British Antarctic Survey Happy Hour Seminar Series series.

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