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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### A Most Important Number

It seems like we’ve been noticing 34 everywhere we look lately, whether it’s on billboards, in phone numbers, or even inside fortune cookies. Is it all just a coincidence...

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#### Quantum Computers on Wall Street

Bob Henderson is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Like other reporters he also has a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Rochester, an MFA...

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#### Just Jim

James Harris Simons just passed away—he preferred Jim so we will use that here. I know that there will be here articles, posts, and special places to read about...

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#### COMPUTATION, LOGIC, AND INFORMATION

The organizers of a conference on this topic is on July 3-5, 2024 at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland are: Wojciech Szpankowski the Director of the Center...

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#### Frontiers in Complexity Theory

This summer DIMACS will hold an advanced workshop for graduate students in complexity theory. It is on July 29 till August 1. The organizers are: Lijie Chen, Roei...

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#### 1968 vs 2024

As we know, the last few days, have been tough times for certain groups of students at our universities. The groups have rioted, were then arrested by police, and...

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#### Science Section

Alice says “How long is forever?” “Sometimes just one second.” Replies the White Rabbit Tuesday is a special day for the New York Times—since it always contains...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### An Open Problem

Richard Feynman and Gian-Carlo Rota worked on different parts of science during their separate careers. Feynman of course was one of the most important scientists...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### Women in Math Research

Peter Gerdes is a mathematician working in computability theory a.k.a. recursion theory, a branch of mathematical logic studying what computers (aka Turing machines)...

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#### P=NP and Bitcoin

The present value of working on conjectures… Anil Nerode of Cornell University has served over sixty years—he’s believed to be the longest such faculty member in...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### Structure of Polynomials

A feature in the current AMS Notices issue highlighting women in mathematics Marie-Françoise Roy is a French mathematician, emerita of the Institute for Mathematical...

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#### New Methods Solve Old Problems

Really old ones, in this case Ben Cohen writes the “Science of Success” column for The Wall Street Journal. It is about what makes people, teams and ideas work...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### Stop Cheating—Again

More than just stopping carelessness Sholto David is featured in this past Tuesday’s New York Times Science section for his work on cheating in papers on medical...

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#### Some Fun Today

Today is a double NFL day. The main game for us is the Detroit Lions against the San Francisco 49ers. My dear wife, Kathryn Farley, is a dedicated fan of the Lions...

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#### A Talk at TTIC on Experiment Design

Jessica Hullman of Northwestern University is visiting TTIC this coming Monday. She is giving a talk at 10am Central Time (11am Eastern) on “Hypothesizing About...

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#### The Turing Award Winner Speaker Series

A new series of publicly available lectures at Georgia Tech Zvi Galil has been a good friend for a long time and came to Georgia Tech as my Dean from 2010 until...

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#### ICTS 2024 — Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science

In case the Berkeley Simons Institute (1/30–2/2) feels warmer than where you are now Venkatesan Guruswami (University of California, Berkeley) is the chair of the...

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#### One Day, Three Stories

NYT Science puzzlers, Claudine Gay’s resignation, and in memoriam Frank Ryan Clockwise: src1, src2, src3 Roxanne and George Miller, Claudine Gay, and Frank Ryan...

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#### Things We Did Not Know How to Compute

Artificial Intelligence and P=NP Enio Moraes is the Product and Engineering Director of Semantix in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Semantix provides AI platforms for businesses...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
#### Numbers Too Big for Our Universe

Starting from games and models that look like child’s play Ben Brubaker is a staff writer covering computer science for Quanta. He previously covered physics as...