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# Computer Science

## Latest Articles

### New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations

Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.

### The Year in Math and Computer Science

Even as mathematicians and computer scientists proved big results in computational complexity, number theory and geometry, computers proved themselves increasingly indispensable in mathematics.

### How Claude Shannon Invented the Future

Today’s information age is only possible thanks to the groundbreaking work of a lone genius.

### The Computer Scientist Who Shrinks Big Data

Jelani Nelson designs clever algorithms that only have to remember slivers of massive data sets. He also teaches kids in Ethiopia how to code.

### Computer Scientists Achieve ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography

A cryptographic master tool called indistinguishability obfuscation has for years seemed too good to be true. Three researchers have figured out that it can work.

### Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains

Deep neural networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” are helping neuroscientists understand the organization of living brains.

### To Boldly Go Where No Internet Protocol Has Gone Before

Vinton Cerf helped create the internet 40 years ago, and he’s still working to connect people around the world — and off it.

### Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

After 44 years, there’s finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem.

### Building the Mathematical Library of the Future

A small community of mathematicians is using a software program called Lean to build a new digital repository. They hope it represents the future of their field.