Author Archives: Jon Edwards

Lunch & Learn: Computing at Princeton: Short observations and tall stories

Few people know that Princeton University’s association with computers and computing predates the ENIAC. Jon goes back to the days of John von Neumann, Oswald Veblen, Alan Turing, John Tukey, and winds his way forward through the memorable days of … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Optimizing fusion particle codes for massively parallel computers

The last decade has witnessed a rapid emergence of larger and faster computing systems in the US. Massively parallel machines have gone mainstream and are now the tool of choice for large scientific simulations. Keeping up with the continuously evolving … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Video Journey: Past, Present, Future

In its youth, which seems only now to be ending, film-making and film-editing required an immense amount of expensive and specialized hardware and a hefty range of fine technical skills. Today, suggested Dave Hopkins and Jim Grassi at the October … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Improving Wikipedia

Wikipedia, said David Goodman at the October 13 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar, is by far the most used online encyclopedia, and the most referenced source in the world, with more than 338 million unique visitors a month. It contains articles in more … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: On the Formation of Massive Galaxies

 All who listen to Jerry Ostriker, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, come to know that we live in profoundly exciting times. We have learned only recently the age and composition of the universe, and for the first time, … Continue reading

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