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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Is P=NP a Grave Matter?

Our favorite problem moribund? The photo at right was taken by a friend—with thanks—in San Carlos, California, last weekend. We do not know who put out the Halloween...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A Conference At TTIC

Adam Tauman Kalai is one of the speakers at the 20th Annual Conference at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago this November 9-10. You are welcome to register...

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Fairness and Sampling

A talk by Sruthi Gorantla while visiting Georgia Tech Sruthi Gorantla is a fourth-year PhD candidate in computer science at the Indian Institute of Science and...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Possible Impossibilities and Impossible Possibilities

A livestreamed talk by Yejin Choi at TTIC on Monday 10/16, 11:30am CT MacArthur Foundation source Yejin Choi is a professor and a MacArthur Fellow at the Paul G...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Four and More Colors of Mathematics

A memorial to Wolfgang Haken (1928–2022) and more in the AMS Notices This month’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society for October 2023 has just been mailed...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

2023 NAE Meeting

One of the new members they will welcome Telle Whitney has just been selected to be a new member of the National Academy of Engineering. I will see her at the next...

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Congrats to Three Colleagues

And a fourth Composite crop of src1, src2, src3 Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Santosh Vempala and Virginia Williams have a common thread. No, it’s not that they all...

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The Distributed Prize

And a ‘new’ computing ‘blog’ with over 1,300 sizable ‘posts’ unearthed Edsger Dijkstra contributed to many aspects of computing. His name is attached to Dijkstra...

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TTIC Makes a Hire

Avrim Blum just announced that Shiry Ginosar has accepted his offer and will be joining TTIC as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting this Fall 2024. Avrim...
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