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Algorithms and classical music is Associate Professor Thore Husfeldt's big passion.

Thore is the local chairman of the ICALP2014 conference at the IT University of Copenhagen.

ICALP awards the prestigious Gödel Prize. A prize for outstanding papers in theoretical computer science, named after Kurt Gödel.

In this regard Thore commissioned his friend and composer Niels Marthinsen to create a new pice of classical music for chamber orchestra interpreted by Gödels two incompleteness theorems. The theorems are important both in mathematical logic and in the philosophy of mathematics.

In this video Thore Husfeldt and Niels Marthinsen discuss the outcome of the musical work.

For more information about the ICALP2014 Conference at the IT University of Copenhagen: 

http://icalp2014.itu.dk