Important scientific aspects regarding extraterrestrial life forms are:

- Recent theory suggests that extraterrestrial life is actually quite likely. There are a lot of inhabitable planets. 368 more words

Important scientific aspects regarding extraterrestrial life forms are:

- Recent theory suggests that extraterrestrial life is actually quite likely. There are a lot of inhabitable planets. 368 more words

Von Neumann proposed the middle square method of generating pseudo-random numbers in 1949, in a paper published a bit later. The method is simple: you take a seed, say 4 digits long, you square it, and extract the middle 4 digits, which become the next seed. 272 more words

There’s a time in every geek’s development when they learn of Conway’s Game of Life. This is usually followed by an afternoon spent on discovering that the standard rule set has been chosen because most of the others just don’t do interesting things, and that every idea you have has already been implemented. 1,262 more words

Yes, we continue to remain *very* busy.

However, in spite of all that busy-ness, in whatever spare time I have ], I cannot help but “think” in a bit… 611 more words

von Neumann stability analysis is a great tool to assess the stabilty of discretizing schemes for PDEs. But too often, imho, the discussion is too convoluted. 854 more words

Can chance play a role in a mathematical calculation?

At first glance, it seems the answer is no. We usually think that a mathematical algorithm is deterministic, so that 1,058 more words

This is the second in a series: click this link 201702-effective-action-2-systems-engineering-to-systems-politics. The first is HERE.

This paper concerns a very interesting story combining politics, management, institutions, science and technology. 396 more words