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Lunch & Learn: The Technology of History with Carla Zimowsk

The Technology Manager for the History Department at Princeton University, Carla Zimowsk has provided technical support for the department for 10 years. Not trained as a historian or a GIS expert, she draws upon graduate work in organizational communications and … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: How to send a secret on a postcard: Public key cryptography with John MacCormick

Computers use an ingenious invention called public key cryptography to transmit secrets on the internet, even through public channels that can be observed by anyone. The approach is instrumental today to the secure flow of information on the internet and … Continue reading

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Lunch & learn: An app a day: Tasty apps for iPhone and Android

“Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core,” says Douglas Dixon, an independent technology consultant, author, and speaker specializing in digital media. “In just a year and a half, the Apple App Store for iPhone users has surpassed … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: The fruits of the Genome for society with David Botstein

In the early 1980s, scientists began to wonder whether, with existing technology, we could determine the sequence of the human genome, that is, the sequences in the DNA that we pass on to our children. And would we be able … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: In pursuit of the salesman: Mathematics at the limits of computation with Bill Cook

The traveling salesman problem, or TSP for short, is easy to state: given a number of cities along with the cost of travel between each pair of them, find the cheapest way to visit them all and return to your … Continue reading

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