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You and Your Research

August 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Physics

Fascinating thoughts . .  and lots of names I recognise     Richard Hamming   “You and Your Research”   Transcription of the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar 7 March 1986   J. F. Kaiser Bell Communications Research 445 South Street Morristown, NJ 07962-1910 jfk@bellcore.com At a seminar in the Bell Communications Research Colloquia Series, […]

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Freeman Dyson today

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Physics

March 29, 2009 The Civil Heretic By NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY the eminent physicist Freeman Dyson has quietly resided in Prince ton, N.J., on the wooded former farmland that is home to his employer, the Institute for Advanced Study, this country’s most rarefied community of scholars. Lately, however, since coming “out of […]

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David Li and the Gaussian Copula

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets, Physics

Gaussian copula and credit derivatives Steven Hsu, Prof of Physicss, Univ of Oregon Monday, September 12, 2005 This WSJ article describes a mathematical innovation that helped create the now huge market for credit derivatives. Credit derivatives let banks, hedge funds and other investors trade the risk associated with credit defaults (i.e. bankruptcy of bond issuers). Just as […]

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Is the education model obsolete ?

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Physics, Technology

UNIVERSE IN 2009 Is MIT Obsolete? On the future of invention. by NEIL GERSHENFELD • Posted February 3, 2009 11:27 AM   Illustration by Raymond Biesinger. Today’s advanced research and education institutions are essential to tackling the grand challenges facing our planet, but they’ve been based on an implicit assumption of technological scarcity — advances in those technologies now […]

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