Chaos with Legos and Shapes

It’s not that easy to make a chaos model. A system where a slight tweak in the initial conditions creates major change down the road and even makes it impossible … Continue reading Chaos with Legos and Shapes

Simon’s sketch book, P vs. NP and Fallacy vs. Paradox

Simon took a piece of paper and drew P vs. NP and other complexity classes. P vs. NP is probably the most famous millennium problem, one of the seven most … Continue reading Simon’s sketch book, P vs. NP and Fallacy vs. Paradox

Singing bottles, negative kelvins and resolving Zeno’s paradox

Picking up hiking keeps leading to beautiful conversations and thought experiments on the way. Yesterday, on our longest hike so far (over 8 km, partially in the sand), as we … Continue reading Singing bottles, negative kelvins and resolving Zeno’s paradox

How Can Math Help Resolve Racial Segregation?

This is Simon’s contribution to #blacklivesmatter How Can Math Help Resolve Racial Segregation? This video and coding project is based on Segregation Solitaire by Thomas Schelling, an American mathematician and … Continue reading How Can Math Help Resolve Racial Segregation?

Simon’s graph theory thoughts about the overpopulation problem

In a complete binary tree, every node has two children (except for the bottom nodes that don’t have any children at all). This means one mind-blowing thing: that the bottom … Continue reading Simon’s graph theory thoughts about the overpopulation problem

A Universal Formula for Intelligence

Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. Prior to a World Science Scholars live session on November 25, Simon had been asked to watch … Continue reading A Universal Formula for Intelligence

Simon on: Will we ever live in a pure mathematical world?

In reaction to Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus (the part about humans evolving to break out of the organic realm and possibly breaking out of planet Earth): When you cross the … Continue reading Simon on: Will we ever live in a pure mathematical world?

Simon on collective intelligence

In reaction to Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus (the paragraph about the a-mortals anxious about dying in an accident): With individual intelligences, you can have the car that’s driving … Continue reading Simon on collective intelligence

Infinities Driving You Mad. Part 4a: Indescribable Numbers

This is the fourth video in Simon’s short series Infinities Driving You Mad. In this episode, Simon attempts to start to comprehend indescribable numbers. To Simon’s knowledge, no one has … Continue reading Infinities Driving You Mad. Part 4a: Indescribable Numbers

Computers of the Future: How Far Do We Need to Go?

How many bits will computer operation memory have and how many do we need to have to link every single particle in the Universe to the internet? And how useful … Continue reading Computers of the Future: How Far Do We Need to Go?