# Category Mathematics

## Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists

Lecture notes from the talk Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists by Andrew Helwer at Microsoft This talk discards hand-wavy pop-science metaphors and answers a simple question: from a computer science perspective, how can a quantum computer outperform a classical computer? Attendees will learn the following: Representing computation with basic linear algebra (matrices and vectors) The […]

## Limits of the Efficiently Computable

Two interesting and related talks, one on the physical limitations of computational power and the other on cryptography and computational puzzles presented to us by Nature herself. Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Talk by Scott Aaronson, 2011 […]

## Euler’s Exponentials

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Euler’s Exponentials Quantum Computation possible with Majorana Fermions 1979 Bell Labs project for the deaf to communicate over telephone lines using American Sign Language How Did We Get Here? – Dangly Bits Carbon Waste will be Worth More Than the Fuel “BioBot” Roaches Space […]

## My picks, 2015-22

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Boeing patents a ‘Method and system for shockwave attenuation,’ aka force field How Did We Get Here? – Are We Still Evolving? Building an Ancient, Mysterious Monument From Neuronal Communications to NSF-mediated SNARE Complex Disassembly Cédric Villani on Where Does Creativity Come From? 52-Card […]

## My picks, 2015-19

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Dawn Nears Ceres Eerie Time-Lapse of Bug-Eating Plants LHC: The Large Hadron Collider Quantum theory: it’s unreal Beluga Whales of the Mystic Aquarium Is the Golden Ratio a Myth? The Hunt for Gravitational Waves A 1976 interview with former Bell Labs scientist John R. […]

## My picks, 2015-13

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Spellbinding Time-Lapses of an African Desert Bill Gates: how mobile banking can change the lives of the poor NASA Plans to Search for Life on Jupiter’s Europa The Navy’s Indoor Ocean The First Electric Motor ALASA Concept Video Making a Baby With Three Parents […]

## My picks, 2015-11

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mathematics and sex Kob Mating Ritual Capuchin monkey flirting Gorilla Mating Croc vs. Hippo IXV: Mastering atmospheric reentry Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it Security Analysis of Estonia’s Internet Voting System How robots could be your future surgeons Mathematics and […]

## My picks, 28

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue? Electric Sparks From Falling Water Balloon Animals Inflation, the Big Bang, and the observable Universe How to Achieve Flawless Beauty Angkor: Land of the Gods: Empire Rising Resistance is Futile for M54 Biologist Illuminates Glowing […]

## My picks, 23

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Undecidability Tangent What’s next in 3D printing When NASA Lost a Spacecraft Because It Didn’t Use Metric Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space The Dance of the Peacock Spider Multi-Person 3D system How to reinvent the apartment building Richard Feynman […]

## Lakes beneath the Antarctic ice

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Under the ice Speed Kills: Top 5 Most Unbelievable Moments in Water The Cigarette machine: the invention with the greatest economic impact? Music and Mathematics Evidence for Supernovas Near Earth Spotlight on Innovation: Trillion FPS Camera Why are Stars Star-Shaped? Celebrating […]