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Friday, April 25, 2014

Just A Random Post Today


Fantastic, and mostly very comprehensible, article (long read) on randomness by Scott Aaronson over at American Scientist:

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2014/3/the-quest-for-randomness/3

"Randomness" is a topic that potentially cuts across so many different boundaries… mathematics, logic, computer science, philosophy, psychology, physics, engineering… even if you think you're not particularly interested in it, you should be! The article touches on a number of topics, including Kolmogorov complexity, the Berry Paradox, quantum computing, random number generation, and best of all it's just the first of two pieces Aaronson is doing for Am. Scientist.

And over at MathTango right now another Friday list of links to catch up on for the weekend.

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