Second talk by Misha Gromov at Stanford. Nov 11.
I really enjoyed the talk, truly inspiring.
He walked through different scientific fields including biology, linguistics, and psychology across several centuries, analyzing how people studied science and gave his insights (from the perspective of a mathematician I think).
-worth noticing how rephrasing a finding in a different ‘language’ can open the door to scientific discoveries
-it’s the first time I’ve heard anyone interpreting survival of the fittest as a graph with a cutoff function of the exponential graph+inheritance as a quadratic function (/matrix)
-examine how human beings interpret math + learn new languages could be very helpful for understanding human intelligence