"It's kind of like physics in its formative stages—Newton
asking what makes the apple fall down," says Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in
the School of Mathematics, trying to explain the current scientific
excitement about machine learning....
Derek and I had several conversations during lunches about the potential for “The Symplectic Piece.” And he continued to attend occasional lectures on the subject, searching for a way to map symplectic geometry onto a musical score.
Modular arithmetic has been a major concern of mathematicians
for at least 250 years, and is still a very active topic of current
research. In this article, I will explain what modular arithmetic
is, illustrate why it is of importance for...
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do we choose a movie to watch, out of the 75,000 movies available
on Netflix? Or a new book to read, among the 800,000 listed on
Amazon? Or which news articles to read, out of the...