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Harish Narayanan
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Dear computational mathematicians, scientists and engineers,

Hypothetically, suppose you had a web-based scientific computing service at your disposal. You could send it a numerical problem, which it would solve efficiently and stream the results back to you. Further imagine that the communication both ways is in some pleasant and standard representation, allowing e.g. interactive visualization on your tablet or phone.

Are you working on a problem that you feel will benefit from the existence of such technology? Do you know colleagues that might?
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We were informed by the local town hall that our baby’s birth isn’t considered official until it’s posted on Google+.[1, 2]

And so, we present to you baby Hugo!

[1] Who am I kidding? That joke barely worked even when I tried it on Facebook.
[2] The open web we've long lost blah blah...
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Baby Hugo is looking great.
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There is something marvelous in all natural phenomena.
Do you want to come see some toys? "Toy" here has a special sense: an object of everyday life which can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveals a behavior that sets mathematicians and physicists thinking for days. In this show, Tadashi will perform table-top ...
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Weaponized Comic Sans
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Another scalding account of how today's grant-driven, publication-count-heavy academia does not offer the leisure needed for deep, innovative thought.

And, a bonus in case you missed it from last December:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system

Gotta love outspoken Nobel laureates!
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Professor Sydney Brenner, a professor of Genetic medicine at the University of Cambridge and Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 2002. I had originally intended to ask him about Professor Frederick Sanger, the two-time Nobel Prize winner ...
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In an attempt to preserve these memories beyond the eventual shutting down of online social networking sites such as this, baby-related news will happen on the newly-retooled family blog: http://narayanan.co/

Enjoy!
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Excellent talk that articulates my thoughts on this topic so much more eloquently than I ever have.

I miss the old web.

He pines ironically as he types this into a Google+ input form.
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Over the past months, I’ve completed a sequence of Classical Mechanics courses that, together, have composed the most beautiful educational experience I’ve had. I cannot recommend these courses highly enough if you're into this sort of thing.

Beginner: To whet your appetite

Physics I: Classical Mechanics by Walter Lewin
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-1999/

Intermediate: To start fathoming the beauty of abstract theory

Classical Mechanics by Leonard Susskind
http://theoreticalminimum.com/courses/classical-mechanics/2011/fall

Extreme: To truly blow your mind

Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach by Gerald Sussman and Jack Wisdom
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-620j-classical-mechanics-a-computational-approach-fall-2008/
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The human side of science.
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Computational mathematician and technologist
Skills
Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing, Web Development
Employment
  • Edgefolio
    Co-founder and CTO, 2013 - present
  • Mechanics Academy and thinkbot
    Founder and Project Lead, 2012 - 2013
  • Simula Research Laboratory
    Post-doctoral Fellow, 2008 - 2012
  • University of Michigan
    Research Assistant, 2002 - 2008
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London
Previously
Oslo - Cambridge - Ann Arbor - Madras - Muscat
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My secret is that I’m always anxious
Introduction
I hold advanced degrees in applied math, scientific computing and mechanical engineering.

I make silly things on the web for a living.

You can find out much more about me on my personal website!
Bragging rights
Survived a joint doctorate degree from two departments
Education
  • edX, Coursera and Udacity
    Many wonderful things, 2012 - present
  • University of Michigan
    Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing, 2002 - 2007
  • University of Madras
    Mechanical Engineering, 1998 - 2002
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