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Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet | Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.

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Mathematics

How To Calculate Square Roots In Your Head

Did you know there’s an incredible method to calculate the square root of a perfect square in your head? Amaze your friends with this nerdy superpower.

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Quantum Computing

Embedding theories for quantum simulations on hybrid classical-quantum architectures

One of the oft cited use cases for quantum computing is chemical simulation.  Giulia Galli of the University of Chicago, Chemistry, presents “Embedding theories for quantum simulations on hybrid classical-quantum architectures” at IPAM’s Multiscale Approaches in Quantum Mechanics Workshop. Abstract: We discuss a quantum embedding theory [1] to study spin-defects and impurities in solids, which […]

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Machine Learning Mathematics

Deep Math – Machine Learning and Mathematics

In December 2021 mathematicians at Oxford and Sydney universities together with their collaborators at Google DeepMind announced that they had successfully used tools from machine learning to discover new patterns in mathematics.

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Mathematics

Can one calculate 100 digits of π by hand? The William Shanks method.

For Pi Day 2022, StandUpMaths used the same method as William Shanks and we got π = 3.14159265358… you know, etc etc.

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Mathematics

Twos-Day Tuesday! 22 YouTubers celebrate all things “two” and nothing goes wrong.

Today is 2/2/22 — Happy Twos-Day Tuesday.

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AI Research

Yann LeCun on “Energy-Based Self-Supervised Learning”

“Energy-Based Self-Supervised Learning” by the one and only Yann LeCun – Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University & Facebook AI Research

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Quantum Computing

Kirsten Eisentraeger on Classical and quantum algorithms for isogeny problems

Kirsten Eisentraeger of Pennsylvania State University presents “Classical and quantum algorithms for isogeny problems” at IPAM’s Quantum Numerical Linear Algebra Workshop. Abstract: Isogeny-based cryptography is one of a few candidates for post-quantum cryptography. The computational problems relevant for isogeny-based cryptography are usually stated in terms of computing isogenies between elliptic curves, but they have other […]

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Maker Mathematics

The 500-LED Christmas Tree that Got into Harvard

Matt Parker, stand up mathematician, explains the adventures that his custom programmed LED Christmas tree led him to.

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