How can we transmit a signal from one point to another ensuring minimal error? What is more, if we detect an error, how can we potentially recover the original signal? In this talk, we will look at a branch of mathematics and computer science called coding theory. We will look at some of the basic concepts such as error checking and error correcting codes. These ideas will be illustrated with some examples from everyday situations.
This lecture is part of the A Random Walk through Mathematics and Computing Science series of public lectures organised by Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling.
Further details are available here http://www.maths.stir.ac.uk/lectures/
RSVP: All welcome. No need to book a place in advance.