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'''For reasons unknown, this session has evaporated from the calendar. This is to confirm that the session IS taking place, as announced here on the wiki.'''
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This talk takes you on a tour of the wondrous world of mind-boggingly large
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numbers. In case you are new to the business of extremely large but still finitely large numbers, be prepared to be in thorough awe at hyper operators and Graham's number, a number so large not even the number of its digits fits into our universe. In case you've been a longtime follower of Graham's number, be prepared to be amazed by numbers which render Graham's number tiny and insignificant in comparison.
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Some of the numbers we present go beyond the boundaries of computation. Some even go beyond the boundaries of logic, while still staying clear of paradoxes, and some require stronger and stronger philosophical commitments.
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We will also present reasons why mathematicians are interested in very large numbers.
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There is a [https://events.ccc.de/congress/2018/wiki/index.php/Session:Wondrous_Mathematics:_Fun_with_infinitely_large_numbers companion talk] on infinitely large numbers. This talk is not a prerequisite for the other, and vice versa. Over the course of the first three days of congress, we also run a [https://events.ccc.de/congress/2018/wiki/index.php/Projects:Large_number_contest large number contest]. We invite you to participate in this contest. The award ceremony for this contest is part of this session.
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'''[https://www.quasicoherent.io/35c3-large-numbers-contest/submissions.txt See all submissions of the contest.]'''
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'''[https://rawgit.com/iblech/mathezirkel-kurs/master/35c3/large-numbers/slides.pdf Slides of the talk]'''
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'''[https://github.com/iblech/mathezirkel-kurs/blob/master/35c3/large-numbers/graham.hs Haskell program for computing the last digits of Graham's number]'''

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Description This talk is for all who enjoyed the game "who can name the larger number?" as a kid.
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Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) science
Tags mathematics, large-numbers-contest
Processing assembly Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg
Person organizing Iblech
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2018/12/30 12:55
Ends at 2018/12/30 13:55
Duration 60 minutes
Location Room:Lecture room M1

For reasons unknown, this session has evaporated from the calendar. This is to confirm that the session IS taking place, as announced here on the wiki.

This talk takes you on a tour of the wondrous world of mind-boggingly large numbers. In case you are new to the business of extremely large but still finitely large numbers, be prepared to be in thorough awe at hyper operators and Graham's number, a number so large not even the number of its digits fits into our universe. In case you've been a longtime follower of Graham's number, be prepared to be amazed by numbers which render Graham's number tiny and insignificant in comparison.

Some of the numbers we present go beyond the boundaries of computation. Some even go beyond the boundaries of logic, while still staying clear of paradoxes, and some require stronger and stronger philosophical commitments.

We will also present reasons why mathematicians are interested in very large numbers.

There is a companion talk on infinitely large numbers. This talk is not a prerequisite for the other, and vice versa. Over the course of the first three days of congress, we also run a large number contest. We invite you to participate in this contest. The award ceremony for this contest is part of this session.

See all submissions of the contest.

Slides of the talk

Haskell program for computing the last digits of Graham's number