Hypercomputation Research Network

July 2007
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NEWS: HyperNet Receives Funding Go-Ahead

EPSRC, the major UK research agency for engineering and the physical sciences, has agreed to provide funding, for three years, to support the development of a multidisciplinary, international, Hypercomputation Research Network. Initially centered around participants at the 2006 Sheffield Workshop, HyperNet is designed so as to promote expansion of the research base, including the eventual recruitment of new members into the network. The network will "go live" in October 2007, and will include support for exchange visits between network members, as well as regular workshops. We will post more information as it becomes available.

We are currently redesigning this site in preparation for the forthcoming changes. As a result, some of the information on the site may be out of date, and in particular, the hypercomputation publication lists are incomplete. Once completed, the new site will provide online discussion and research facilities, detailed bibliography with commentaries, and other useful resources for the hypercomputation research community.

Mike Stannett (Webmaster)

Hypercomputation concerns the study of computation beyond that defined by the Turing machine, and is also known as super-Turing, non-standard or non-recursive computation. It is a multi-disciplinary research area with relevance across a wide variety of fields, including computer science, philosophy, physics, electronics, biology, and artifical intelligence. Jack Copeland has produced some excellent explanatory material which you may find useful:

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If you publish or come across any books, articles or papers that you feel may be relevant to researchers in hypercomputation, please send us the details for inclusion in our comprehensive bibliography.
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Other Resources
If you have any research preprints you feel may be of use to fellow researchers, please forward us a copy and we will do our best to make them available for download through the site.

Recent and Forthcoming Books

Selmer Bringsjord (forthcoming)
Super-Minds: A Defense of Uncomputable Cognition.
Hava T. Siegelmann (1999)
Neural Networks and Analog Computation: Beyond the Turing Limit.
Gregory R. Mulhauser (1998)
Mind Out of Matter.

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