Mathematics

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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Mathematics

The Most Wanted Prime Number

Neil Sloane explains the world’s most wanted Prime Number.

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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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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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Mathematics

The mathematically optimal Wordle strategy

An excuse to teach a lesson on information theory and entropy.

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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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