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Lunch & Learn: Computational Intractability: A Barrier for Computers, Man, and Science with Sanjeev Arora

locksilverside.jpgWhile computers are exponentially more powerful and increasingly important in both society and in every area of scholastic inquiry, modern computers appear to be incapable of solving certain problems. In recent decades, computer scientists have begun to develop an understanding of what makes some computational tasks “intractable” not just for current computers but for all foreseeable computers, even if they were joined together.
Princeton is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant for the study of computational intractability. At the Dec 10 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar, Sanjeev Arora, the principal investigator on the new grant, Professor of Computer Science, the Director of the Center for Theoretical Computer Science, and the Director of the Center for Intractability gave an overview of both the field and what the new center is trying to accomplish.

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Lunch & Learn: Electronic Grantsmanship with Michelle Christy and Joe Broderick

On Wednesday, November 8, Michelle Christy, Director, ORPA and Joe Broderick, ORPA’s Associate Director, led a Lunch ‘n Learn seminar on “How to find funding for your research using on-line tools and resources.”
To identify potential sponsor, they recommended a variety of strategies. Colleagues will usually have a good idea of the range of grant opportunities. You can check the online CVs of the leaders in your field. The acknowledgments in journals will often contain useful information about the granting agencies associated with the research. Online database searches will often provide productive matches between your interests and available grants. And you can set alerts that will automatically inform you via e-mail or special web pages that new opportunities are available.

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