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On the Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO

Published Feb 11, 2016

Earlier today at a press conference held at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Washington, DC, it was announced that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) confirmed the first detection of a gravitational wave. The image reproduced below shows the signal read off from the Hanford, Washington, LIGO installation. The same signal could be seen …»

What Are the Odds?

Published Feb 5, 2016

“What are the odds?” This phrase is often tossed around to point out seemingly coincidental occurrences, and it’s normally intended as a rhetorical question. Most people won’t even wager a guess; they know that the implied answer is usually “very slim.” However, I always find myself fascinated by this question. I like to think about …»

A Mathematical Snowstorm, or How I Survived a Blizzard of Koch-like Snowflakes

Published Feb 3, 2016

When I hear about something like January’s United States blizzard, I remember the day I was hit by the discovery of an infinitely large family of Koch-like snowflakes. The Koch snowflake (shown below) is a popular mathematical curve and one of the earliest fractal curves to have been described. It’s easy to understand because you …»

Launching the Wolfram Open Cloud: Open Access to the Wolfram Language

Published Jan 28, 2016

Six and a half years ago we put Wolfram|Alpha and the sophisticated computational knowledge it delivers out free on the web for anyone in the world to use. Now we’re launching the Wolfram Open Cloud to let anyone in the world use the Wolfram Language—and do sophisticated knowledge-based programming—free on the web. It’s been very …»

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