Why All Physicists Should Play and Adore Go

Abram Michael Beauregard Krislock, FI

Go effectively models physics itself: The game has an enormous amount of complexity and is full of beautiful and mind-boggling phenomena. In spite of this, there are only a small number of rules to the game. A study of go can help one with pattern recognition, logical determinism, strategic planning, and concentration. As physicists are becoming more and more proficient in using sophisticated statistics and computer science for their studies, they may be inspired by an ultra recent advancement in computer learning: For the first time, a computer has beaten a professional player in go. Last but not least, go is a ton of fun.

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Published Feb. 29, 2016 12:46 PM - Last modified June 9, 2016 12:48 PM