Steven Shreve on working with models in the finance world.
First, the powerful Corus Chess tournament has started today (first game tomorrow) in Wijk aan Zee. Time for last year’s Group A winner, Magnus Carlsen, to really make history. Ivanchuk did quite well lately, but I still don’t see him with too many chances against the Viking Chessmaster, this time. → Read more
The above was on theory and impressive computing power. See also a former post of mine on the latest Rubik’s cube pratical world championship, with winning results here. To retain: the least number of moves to solve the standard Rubik was 35; in the speed competition the standard Rubik was solved in 11’50”. → Read more
“Tudou.com” (=”Potato”, in Romanized Chinese) is one of the several Chinese “Youtubes”, seemingly the largest one at present (possibly larger than YouTube itself in some dimensions). Tudou’s stated goal is “to move couch potatoes from the TV screen to computer screens, a process very much under way in China“. → Read more
SciAm’s full coverage of the ’08 CES. From where surely you won’t miss the Bill Gates bits: Bill on the future of robotics; Bill giving a personal tour of MS’s new “surface”. And, of course, Bill’s last CES keynote address, fully available for instance on YouTube (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, plus of course, the end— where Bill has his Guitar Hero moment & Slash literally rocks). → Read more
Here’s a link to an older post I wrote on the importance of team building (particularized for Romania) and I paraphrased Graham Bell in the end of it, just as I had done here (in Romanian).
A very interesting recent report in Science, “The Increasing Dominance of Teams in Production of Knowledge” (subscription needed to view the full PDF), by three researchers from Northwestern University, makes the point above very clear for the specific area concerning production of scientific knowledge (in any discipline). → Read more