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Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

Recently, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded Daniel Spielman, Yale Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the legendary honor of the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize. As a child, Spielman had always been fascinated by computers. He recalls, “I was in

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Fourier Transform: Nature’s Way of Analyzing Data

Fourier Transform: Nature’s Way of Analyzing Data

In his biophysics research, Yale Professor Peter Moore uses the same mathematical
method that a lens uses to project images on the retina and that an MP3 player uses
to compress audio files. The mathematical method is called the Fourier transform.

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Mathematical Models of Actin Formation

Mathematical Models of Actin Formation

Thomas Pollard, Sterling Professor and former Chair of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, recently published a review on the use of mathematical modeling and simulations in actin filament dependant processes.

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The Frame-Work of Fractals

The Frame-Work of Fractals

Professor Michael Frame researches fractals, including those generated by iterated function systems, and brings his passion for them to the classroom, driven by the beauty of mathematical problem-solving.

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Conference Held in Honor of Mathematician’s Achievements

Conference Held in Honor of Mathematician’s Achievements

A recent conference arranged by Yale professor Gregg Zuckerman’s graduate students in honor of his achievements in mathematical physics brought together leading group theorists and mathematical physicists.

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Should You Bet On It? The Mathematics of Gambling

Should You Bet On It? The Mathematics of Gambling

Three basic principles underlie casino games: definite prob­abilities, expected value, and volatility index. Understanding these concepts elucidates how these games work and how wold champions beat their competition.

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Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Daniel Spielman was recently presented the Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize for his groundbreaking developments in a technique called smoothed analysis, a new method of analyzing programs.

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Undergraduate Profile: Adam Bouland SM ’09:  “From Maryland to Marshall Scholar”

Undergraduate Profile: Adam Bouland SM ’09: “From Maryland to Marshall Scholar”

Adam Bouland, a 2009 Marshall Scholar, began his research career in high school at the Army Research Lab, and now plans to study math and physics at Cambridge University.

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