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Lunch & Learn: Modeling the Past: An Archeological Dig in Polis, Cyprus with Joanna Smith, William Childs, Szymon Rusinkiewicz

https://mediacentral.princeton.edu/id/1_jkhe6mto Wednesday, May 2, 12:00 noon in Frist Multipurpose Room B Modeling the Past: An Archeological Dig in Polis, Cyprus Joanna Smith, William Childs, Szymon Rusinkiewicz Over 2000 years of civilization has been documented by the Princeton University excavations directed by William Childs … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Millions, billions, zillions: (In)numeracy still matters with Brian Kernighan

Says Princeton Computer Science professor Brian Kernighan: “As calculators and computers have become steadily more powerful, they have buried us in an avalanche of numbers and graphs and charts, many of which claim to present the truth about important issues. … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Toward Quantum Computing with Zahid Hasan

Imagine a computer that made direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena. Such a machine would likely operate exponentially faster than our present computers. Zahid Hasan is leading an international scientific collaboration that has observed an exciting and strange behavior in … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Reassembling the wall paintings of Thera with Szymon Rusinkiewicz

Imagine trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle without knowing the number of pieces or even what the final image might look like. The archaeological site of Akrotiri on the small, volcanic island of Thera (modern-day Santorini, Greece) has yielded an … Continue reading

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Seminar: Women in Research Computing with Betty Leydon

How did three distinguished women in research computing overcome political and societal obstacles? How have they dealt with the different work/life expectations that our society places on women? Do they see progress toward equaling the playing field? On March 25, … Continue reading

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