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Another highlighted change is the added requirement to take a 500-level mathematics course (cross-listed in CS, of course) during which they will model the Brouwer fixed point theorem and the Jordan curve theorem in x86 assembly.

I am *totally* teaching that class next semester.
Except in 6502 instead of x86.


(Notes for non-Illinois folks:

• 206 Engineering Hall is the dean's office. Unofficial is our local equivalent of Mardi Gras, but colder and without the parades and music and tourists.

• CS + Crop Science is an actual proposed degree program, which has already been approved by both departments. We hope to launch in Fall 2019.

• I really am teaching a 500-level computational topology class next semester.)


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James Baxter!
Jaaaames Baxter!
James Baaaxter!
James Baxter!

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Oberwolfach Cancels Contract With Elsevier

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach Library cancelled all subscriptions to online journals provided by Elsevier Publishing. From January 2017, the current issues of all Elsevier journals will no longer be accessible online.

The cancellation came about during negotiations with Elsevier which were being conducted by the DEAL project group. The DEAL Project represents more than 100 negotiation mandates by German universities and research institutions. In close consultation with the DEAL project group, some 60 German academic and research institutions decided against prolonging their individual contracts with Elsevier after 2016.

http://www.mfo.de/about-the-institute/news/cancellation-of-the-current-elsevier-contract-as-of-31-december-2016

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Gauss-Bonnet FTW

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A transcription of some mimeographed notes from a lecture of an obscure untenured logician at Berkeley almost exactly 50 years ago, which contains the following sentence of unclear importance: "It seems likely that this non-determinism increases the computing power of the machine, but this may be difficult to prove."

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Aye, aye, Captain!
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