Codes in Mathematics and Nature: A Brief History, from Caesar's Cipher to DNA

12:00-1:00 pm    Add
60 Evans Hall

A presentation of basic concepts from the mathematical subject of coding theory -- a way of storing and transmitting messages -- which then leads us to the intriguing (and challenging!) problem of packing spheres in a high-dimensional discrete space.
Noah Giansiracusa, Visiting Professor
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