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Wallis Workshop

We’re pleased to announce a sequel to the Ada Lovelace Hackathon. Specifically, we’re organising a workshop on Sunday 27th November 2016 to commemorate the 400th birthday of John Wallis, Cambridge mathematician and Parliament’s chief cryptographer. His developments include early analysis … Continue reading

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Is Craig Wright?

Today there has been an explosion of media interest in the claim by Craig Wright that he is the identity behind the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. However, his blog post is rather suspicious, as it contains various misconceptions … Continue reading

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March miscellany

Several rather interesting developments have occurred this month. In inverse chronological order, they are summarised below: E8 and Λ24 lattices actually are optimal The lattices E8 and Λ24 are lattice packings of unit spheres in 8 and 24 dimensions, respectively. … Continue reading

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Presidential endorsement paradox

Originally posted on Cornelius for CUSU President:
At hustings, Varsity political reporter Louis Ashworth asked the wonderful question: “Who of the other presidential candidates would you most and least likely vote for?”. The results bothered me, because they clearly showed…

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Deep Learning with the Analytical Engine

In December we held a hackathon to celebrate the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace. In the last post, the results of the baking competition were mentioned along with our efforts to program the Analytical Engine emulator. Although I briefly alluded to … Continue reading

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Lovelace hackathon: results

In the previous post, I mentioned the hackathon we were organising to celebrate the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace. The event was a huge success, and it is safe to say that all attendees had a most enjoyable, creative and … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: 10th December 2015

After several months of planning, I would like to announce that there will indeed be an event in Cambridge to celebrate the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace (10th December 2015): http://www.cambridgelovelace.org/ The organising committee is composed entirely of volunteers, so … Continue reading

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