George Boole and The Dawn of the Information Age


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From the ancient world and moon landings to Dr Who and Sherlock Holmes; special guest Bobby Seagull joins Professors Sue Black OBE and Gordon Love as they talk about their passion for Boolean algebra - taking a look at the impact the mathematician, philosopher and logician had on the dawn on the information age. Also in this episode, Durham’s Head of Computer Science explains the science behind how Boole developed the idea of logic into a mathematical context – and helped to change the world! You can email your suggestions for moments for Sue and Gordon to look at using For those interested in studying Computer Science at Durham, visit to find out how you can apply. If you enjoyed this episode please do three lovely things for us - like, subscribe and tell a friend! 100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science is a Why did the Chicken? production for Durham University.

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