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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:52:20 +0000Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Managementen-gbComplexity Theorist Gets Abel Prize
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/7124-complexity-theorist-gets-abel-prize.htmlThe Abel prize is sometimes called the Noble Prize for mathematics, but then so is the Fields medal. The good news this year is that the recipient, Yakov G Sinai, is known for his work in computational complexity.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryWed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000More Ties Than We Thought Or Ties Of The Matrix
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6944-more-ties-than-we-thought-or-ties-of-the-matrix.htmlThe Matrix Reloaded started something when "The Merovingian" wore a number of very flashy ties. The problem was that we thought we knew how many ways you can tie a tie, but the enumeration didn't include the Matrix way of doing it. Now we know how many knots there are and it's all thanks to language theory.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Lucy Black)TheoryWed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000Happy Pi Day!
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/7056-happy-pi-day.htmlYes it is Pi day again, but this year it feels as though we aren't celebrating alone. For the first time it looks as if the momentum has built up to the point were a few people have heard about pi day and there are even attempts to sell you Pi connected items - as if it was a real holiday.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryFri, 14 Mar 2014 11:01:22 +0000Candy Crush Is Harder Than It Sounds - NP Hard
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/7049-candy-crush-is-harder-than-it-sounds-np-hard.htmlCandy Crush is a phenomenon, if only for the amount of time the world has wasted on it. It seems to be a simple game but judging by the the number of downloads it has a quality that makes it addictive. Now we know why - it's NP-hard.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryWed, 12 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000Does John Conway Hate Life?
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/7029-does-john-conway-hate-life.htmlConway's game of Life is huge among programmers and mathematicians alike. It has generated a community of "Lifers" dedicated to constructing whole worlds in Life and investigating it as if it was a universe of its own. And yet, in this new video, John Conway, its inventor admits to hating it....
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Lucy Black)TheoryThu, 06 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000A Mathematical Proof Too Long To Check - The Erdos Discrepancy Conjecture
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6964-a-mathematical-proof-too-long-to-check-the-erdos-discrepancy-conjecture.htmlWe have surely got over the shock of computers being involved in mathematical proofs? It seems not, but in this case the proof occupies a 13GByte file - bigger than the whole of Wikipedia, so perhaps we have crossed a line.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryTue, 18 Feb 2014 12:56:54 +0000Six Degrees Of Separation Is New
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6487-six-degrees-of-separation-is-new.htmlThere is lots of evidence that we live in a small world in the sense that any two people are connected by a small chain of people who know each other. Now there is some evidence that this situation may be relatively new. In the 14th century the world seems to have been very much larger.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryMon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000Knitting Is Turing Complete?
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6312-knitting-is-turing-complete.htmlAll sorts of "simple" activities can be viewed as computation - but knitting? Yes, knitting...
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Harry Fairhead)TheorySat, 31 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000Quantum Computers Animated
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6295-quantum-computers-animated.htmlIf you have always wanted to know how a quantum computer works, then you might get a tiny flavour from this animation ...
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheorySun, 25 Aug 2013 15:12:11 +0000Tensor Operations Are NP Hard
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http://i-programmer.info/news/112-theory/6173-tensor-operations-are-np-hard.htmlMost non-mathematicians might think that tensor operations are pretty hard without any formal proof, but new results prove that they are NP Hard which is not good news if you are trying to work something out using them.
]]>mike.james@infomaxgroup.co.uk (Mike James)TheoryThu, 01 Aug 2013 12:32:02 +0000