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18:00 - 19:30 26 March 2012

Book Launch: ‘Digitized’ by Peter Bentley


Waterstone’s | (link Map)
82 Gower Street | London | WC1E 6EQ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Peter Bentley, Honorary Reader, Department of Computer Science, UCL, Dr. Peter J. Bentley has been called a creative maverick computer scientist. He is an Honorary Reader at the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), a contributing editor for WIRED UK, a consultant and a freelance writer. He has published approximately 200 scientific papers and is author of seven other books, including the popular science books Digital Biology, The Book of Numbers and The Undercover Scientist. He is a regular contributor to television and radio.

About the book:

• Tells the story of computers through interview of past pioneers and current researchers • Explains even the most complicated aspects of computer science in easy-to-read language • Provides not only the historical context and motivation behind past discoveries, but also explains the cutting edge research from the laboratory and considers the future of computers

There's a hidden science that affects every part of your life. You are fluent in its terminology of email, WiFi, social networking, and encryption. You use its results when you make a telephone call, access the Internet, use any factory-produced product, or travel in any modern car. The discipline is so new that some prefer to call it a branch of engineering or mathematics. But it is so powerful and world-changing that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements.


Steve Marchant
+44 (0) 207 679 3675 | s.marchant@cs.ucl.ac.uk


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