Sunday, January 15, 2012

First Alan Turing Year event at Reykjavík University

Last Thursday, I kicked off  the Alan Turing Year at Reykjavik University  by delivering a talk for the general public entitled Alan Turing: The Father of Computer Science (organized jointly by ICE-TCS , the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University and the Icelandic Mathematical Society).  In case anyone is interested, the audio of the talk, with the accompanying slides, is here in .avi format.

We plan to record all the talks in the series and to make them available on line here

It is not easy to give a talk for a general audience. In enjoyed the experience, but I was mightily relieved when the talk was over :-)

The Alan Turing Year at Reykjavik University is part of the Alan Turing Year, a centenary celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing.

What is a good research environment?

On January 27, I will be giving a ten-minute presentation at a town-hall meeting that will take place at Reykjavik University on the theme "What is a good research environment?". I roughly know what I am going to say, but I am curious to hear what would be the items on my readers' wish list when they think about a good research environment.
  • What do you look for in a research environment you would be happy to work in? 
  • What are the best aspects of your current research environment?
  • What would you improve in your current research environment?