A second look at Voronin’s amazing universality theorem
Anatoly Karatsuba and Sergei Voronin wrote a book on Bernhard Riemann’s zeta function. The book was translated into English by Neal Koblitz in 1992. Among its special content is expanded treatment of an amazing universality theorem about the classic zeta function proved by Voronin in 1975. We covered it four years ago.
Today Ken and I take a second look and explore a possible connection to complexity theory.
Lessons from the Park that still apply today
Iain Standen is the CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, which is responsible for the restoration of the Park. After the war, the Park was almost completely destroyed and forgotten—partially at least for security reasons. Luckily it was just barely saved and is now a wonderful place to visit and see how such a small place helped change history.
Today I would like to report on a recent trip to Bletchley Park.
With part II of our “When Data Serves Turkey” post
|Baku Olympiad source—note similarity to this|
Magnus Carlsen last week retained his title of World Chess Champion. His match against challenger Sergey Karjakin had finished 6–6 after twelve games at “Standard” time controls, but he prevailed 3–1 in a four-game tiebreak series at “Rapid” time controls. Each game took an hour or hour-plus under a budget of 25 minutes plus 10 extra seconds for each move played.
A head-scratching inconsistency in large amounts of chess data
Benjamin Franklin was the first American scientist and was sometimes called “The First American.” He also admired the American turkey, counter to our connotation of “turkey” as an awkward failure.
Today I wonder what advice Ben would give on an awkward, “frankly shocking,” situation with my large-scale chess data. This post is in two parts.
Dick and I will be on Sunday’s game telecast
|Business Insider source|
Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Sergey Karjakin of Russia are midway through their world championship match in New York City. The match is organized by Agon Limited in partnership with the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
Tomorrow, Sunday—early today as I post—at 2pm ET is Game 7 with the match all square after six hard-fought draws. Dick and I are in New York City and will be on the telecast streamed by the sponsoring website, WorldChess.com. A one-time $15 charge brings access to that and all remaining games.
Not the polls but voter impulse this time
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Today, Election Day in the USA, we discuss the state of those stating the state of the election.