English mathematician Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, spoke on "Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics."  Penrose asked students at the outset of his talk whether human thinking could be conceptualized as “the carrying out of some complicated computation,” later concluding that the brain— affected also by incalculable influences such as memory, association and emotion—was much more than an algorithmic machine.      The Miscellany News