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The Turing Lecture

August 14th, 2011 / in awards, big science, videos / by Erwin Gianchandani

Leslie Valiant receives the 2010 A.M. Turing Award. From left to right: John White, ACM CEO; Shekar Borkar, Intel Fellow; Alfred Spector, Google VP Research and Special Initiatives; Turing Award winner Leslie Valiant, Harvard University; and Alain Chesnais, ACM President [image courtesy ACM.org].Leslie Valiant, the winner of the 2010 A.M. Turing Award for his “transformative contributions to the theory of computation,” delivered the Turing Lecture at the 2011 Federated Computing Research Conference, held in San Jose, CA, in early June.

Valiant’s lecture — titled “The Extent and the Limitations of Mechanistic Explanations of Nature” — is now online (after the jump):

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(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

The Turing Lecture