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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...

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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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Predictions 2024

Would an AI-powered meta-prediction be smarter? Cropped from video source Punxsutawney Phil is our populace’s perennially perspicacious prognosticator. Every February...

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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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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...

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Have I Been Cheating at Wordle?

What natural streaks say about recent facile chess cheating accusations Sundials source Frank King programmed an ancestor of Wordle at Cambridge University in the...

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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...

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Thanks to Will Shortz

For keeping us human—in crosswords at least for now Cropped from Guardiansource Will Shortz has just celebrated 30 years as the Crossword Editor of the New York...

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Kurt Gödel In The Movies

And a Limited TV Series — all in 2023 Kurt Gödel—or rather the actor Chris Urbaniak portraying him—appears in one brief scene in the movie Oppenheimer. He has no...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Generating Functions and Singularities

Sharpening an analytic tool for regular languages IEEE source for Book, Even, Ott photos Ronald Book, Shimon Even, Sheila Greibach, and Gene Ott proved a fact that...

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2023 NAE Meeting

With a memorial to William Wulf Anita Jones will be attending the next 2023 National Academy of Engineering’s annual meeting in Washington DC. Kathryn and I will...

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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...

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Happy Birthday 77

With brief musings on AI and the blog Richard Lipton has turned 77 today. He and Kathryn are back in Manhattan after spending much of the summer in Harbor Springs...

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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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