Queens of Tech, Goldsmiths University

Queens of Tech: Susan Stepney – Can slime mould compute? – London, 23 June 2016


Join us for Goldsmiths’ exciting new Women in Computing Speaker Series – Queens of Tech. Be inspired and challenged to create and innovate in the field of Computing through the talks of amazing women in Tech. Grab your ticket now – this is not an event to be missed.

Can slime mould compute?

If you have a PC, tablet, or smartphone, you have used a computer. But some people use billard balls, beams of light, sticks of wood, chemicals, bacteria, slime moulds, spaghetti, even black holes, as computers (although some of these only in theory).

How can these things be computers? What can we do? Can they do things your smartphone can’t? And why are these people using such peculiar things to compute with, anyway?

Susan Stepney is Professor of Computer Science at the University of York, Department of Computer Science. Her main research interest is in non-standard computation, in particular concerning biologically-inspired computational models, and emergent systems. More about Susan Stepney

When: 6:30 – 8pm Thursday 23rd June 2016
Where: Room 342, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University of London