My recent talk at the 2020 ANPA conference

Here is the corrected set of slides from the 2020 ANPA conference … various minor errors and typos fixed. Please don’t propagate the old ones.

I should mention that at one point I say “Computer Science can’t do anthills, ecologies, …”. This is of course not literally true. Ants building tunnels, fish and bird swarms swirling, and the like have all been successfully modelled, often based on “do what your neighbor does”. However like all their predecessors, whatever dodge the programmer comes up with, it never transfers to other domains. It’s always too specific, not general enough. This untransferability has plagued AI since its inception.

Otherwise, on re-viewing the video, I can see that my ability to speak tech has gotten rusty 😉


TauQuinion: Electro-Magnetism Is A Fundamentally Fractal Fibonacci Fourier Field

We offer a purely computational and combinatorial explanation for Coldea et al.’s 2010 report of having measured the golden mean in a quantum system. Our method employs the roots of projectors (in the discrete and finite geometric algebra G5,0) to capture both the dimensionality (3+1d) and the detailed structure of the electro-magnetic field, in-cluding Majorana fermions (with fresh details).

Read more in the TauQuinion paper here.