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11:00 AM

CIS Seminar: ” Natural language to structured knowledge representations”

March 20 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Computing machinery such as smartphones are ubiquitous, and so will be smart home appliances, self-driving cars and robots in the near future. Enabling these machines with natural language understanding abilities opens up potential opportunities for the broader society to benefit from, e.g., in accessing the world’s knowledge, or in controlling complex machines with little effort. […]

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3:00 PM

John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture: “Some Uses and Misuses of Equilibrium Thermodynamics”

March 20 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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We will discuss a number of legitimate and of wrongful applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, in particular, in the screening of chemical processes. We consider how ideas of equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics can be of value in some non-equilibrium situations, particularly in the cases of very slow diffusion and reaction.

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