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Karger 00:46:00

Enhancing communication and structured data on the Web

by David Karger
Enhancing communication and structured data on the Web
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 724 views
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Rigid interfaces force people to present or look at information the wrong way. We need a new generation of flexible Web tools that help people gather the information they want from wherever it is, organize it however they like, create the interaction....

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du Sautoy 01:02:00

Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s journey.

by Marcus du Sautoy
Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s journey.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 728 views
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Symmetry is all around us. Our eyes and minds are drawn to symmetrical objects, from the sphere to the swastika, from the pyramid to the pentagon. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world around us, this unique phenomenon indicat....

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Mackay 01:06:00

Information theory meets writing

by David MacKay
Information theory meets writing
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 663 views
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Professor MacKay talks about Dasher, and other communication systems designed using information theory; especially communication systems aimed at disabled people.

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RS Green 01:03:00

Looking for patterns in the prime numbers

by Ben Green
Looking for patterns in the prime numbers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 739 views
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The prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17... are those whole numbers with no factors, numbers that divide evenly into larger numbers, other than themselves and 1. They are the building blocks of arithmetic and have fascinated mathematicians for millen....

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Stewart 01:03:00

Mathematical curiosities and treasures.

by Ian Stewart
Mathematical curiosities and treasures.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 602 views
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Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, a surprise Christmas bestseller, is now accompanied by his Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. Both books are mathematical miscellanies for the general public, ranging from one-liners to mini-essa....

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Murray 01:06:00

Mathematics in the real world: From brain tumours to saving marriages

by James Murray
Mathematics in the real world: From brain tumours to saving marriages
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 815 views
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Practical mathematical models are becoming an accepted part of most medical and scientific disciplines. A few of the more unlikely applications are justifying intertribal warfare, the benefits of cannibalism, how the leopard gets its spots and demons....

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RS Strominger 01:09:00

The edges of the universe: black holes, horizons and strings

by Andrew Strominger
The edges of the universe: black holes, horizons and strings
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 688 views
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The visible universe has edges, known as event horizons, which surround a black hole or a region of space speeding away faster than light.  Event horizons are governed by a strikingly simple set of quantum laws which imply that black holes are at on....

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Chayes 00:45:00

The Mathematics of Web science.

by Jennifer Chayes
The Mathematics of Web science.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 556 views
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The Web and associated technological and social networks provide both mathematical challenges and opportunities. How do we model the evolution of these networks taking into account both observed features and incentives?

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Barabasi 00:34:00

Visit our website The structure of the Web

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Visit our website The structure of the Web
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 577 views
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Systems as diverse as the World Wide Web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex topology. Recent studies indicate that these networks are the result of self-organizing processes governed by simple....

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