Speaker: António Amorim (SIM, CENTRA)
Title: Examples from physics to rethink the University in the age of information and knowledge systems
The recent evolution of the mechanisms for sharing technical and scientific knowledge is discussed, as well as the role that the university can assume in this context. A trajectory of evolution of scientific progress is outlined: Starting from the peer review mechanism; Going through the construction of numerical "programs" in a quasi-university environment; The successful developments using extended teams is made possible by object programming technology; Evolving to capture the best interface between the scientist and pre-programmed intelligence is presented within the scope of support systems for optical design; The development of CAD systems is outlined, also addressing the problem of migration of solutions to the most basic levels; Recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence are discussed as part of the availability of massive parallel systems; Quantum computing development is presented as an example of the application of information content theory. Finally, the implications in the context of university teaching are presented for discussion.
Room: Sala de Reuniões e Seminários (2-8.3) (2nd Floor of Physics Building)