Leslie Lamport talks about the importance of programming instead of coding, how he developed distributed systems and his favorite algorithm.
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Federico Ardila on the joys and challenges of teaching math and helping students find their mathematical voice.
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Rebecca Goldin explains why quantitative literacy is so important.
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Nigel Goldenfeld explains how condensed matter physics provides insights into the collective state of early life on Earth.
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Neil Johnson on the physics of collective human behavior.
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Jay Pasachoff explains what scientists can learn during a total solar eclipse.
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In this 2017 interview, the UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez explains how tracking the movement of stars revealed the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
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Jessica Flack describes the special challenges of applying collective computation to the understanding of complex biological systems.
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