# Mathematics

## TEDxDanubia 2011 -- Françoise Chatelin - Mathematics of Life

Françoise Chatelin is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole and head of the Qualitative Computing group at the Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formulation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (Cerfacs) in Toulouse, France. Her expertise ranges from spectral theory for linear operations in Banach spaces to finite precision computation of very large eigenproblems. She currently investigates the mathematical ways by which the human mind builds its image of the world.

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## TEDxHonolulu - Sean Briel & Daniel Nash - Changing Perceptions of Math

Changing Perceptions of Math by Teaching Students to Teach Themselves

Sean

After growing up in Europe and completing his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University, Sean accepted an offer from Teach For America (TFA) to be a High School Math teacher in Hawai'i. After finishing

his two-year commitment to TFA and his master's degree

at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, his passion convinced him to stay on at Waipahu High School despite other opportunities. This passion continues to inspire him as he teams up with Dan Nash to reshape the very perceptions of how people learn.

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## TEDxHunterCCS -Tony Fisher - Why Using Mathematics to Predict the Future is Futile

"Why Using Mathematics To Predict The Future Is Futile, And Why We Should Do It Anyway" Dr. Tony Fisher, Acting Principal and former Mathematics Department Chair at Hunter College High School. His mathematics research at the University of Chicago focused on finite group theory. He has taught everything from Algebra I to Calculus, as well as elective courses in statistics and "alternative geometries." Most recently, he led students in weekly seminars on unsolved problems in number theory, plane geometry and modern algebra.

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## Lawrence Krauss - Future of AI, Physics & Maths

Lawrence Krauss interviewed by Steve Omohundro and Adam A. Ford after the Singularity Summit Australia 2011 http://summit2011.singinst.org.au

It looks impossible to avoid [singularity] - if you can cool things down quite a lot. It is amusing the idea that the universe gives a limit in to intelligence in our human timescale.

Mathmatical complexity is not as much of a constraint to thinking about physics as it used to be (thanks to things like Mathematica).

Will AIs in the future have different understandings of quantum processes?

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## TEDxWarsaw - Pawel Golik - If you want to do Biology learn Maths

Pawel Golik -- geneticist and molecular biologist. Heads the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw. Works on genetics and evolution of mitochondria, RNA processing and mitochondrial diseases. Pawel talked about how the Human Genome Project changed our views on genetics.

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## Authors@Google: "The Theory That Would Not Die" How Bayes Rule Cracked the Enigma Code

"The Theory That Would Not Die" How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy"

Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok.

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## Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities -- that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.

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## The mathematics of evolution, altruism and human behaviour

Evolutionary biologist Martin Nowak and author Roger Highfield explain how cooperation and altruism fit into the larger evolutionary puzzle. Chaired by Jonathan Rowson.

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## Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, math powers many of humanity's most thrilling creations. So why do kids lose interest? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

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## A New Kind of Science

Noted scientist Stephen Wolfram shares his perspective of how the unexpected results of simple computer experiments have forced him to consider a whole new way of looking at processes in our universe. Series: "Frontiers of Knowledge"

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