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Samuel Arbesman
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Attended Cornell University
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Did Maimonides recognize the irrationality of Pi in the Middle Ages? Happy Pi Day!
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There's been a lot of work into mathematically understanding human performance, especially record-setting human performances. The reason this is intere
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Being interdisciplinary—combining two different fields and doing some interesting research—is very hot right now. But it's not always easy to measu
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Synthetic Sociology!
How a circuit made of people could be the building block of a new field.
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I grew up on Asimov and the Foundation series! Yeah, a lot quantitative social scientists have psychohistory somewhere in their intellectual development.
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We've gotten really good at generating big datasets. From what we search for on Google to all the stuff we do on Facebook, we generate a lot of data. A
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While science proceeds in understanding our world, it's not always a path of unremitting forward progress. Sometimes, there are some missteps. The regu
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Video trailer for new math book "Joy of X" by Steve Strogatz is up! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/steven-strogatz-and-the-joy-of-x/
Steven Strogatz is a great mathematician and the author of a beloved series in the New York Times about math (he also happens to have been my grad school
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How I used SimCity to understand mathematical complexity
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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Linda Hall Library. Located a short walk away from the Kauffman Foundation, it is one of the premier scie
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  • Kauffman Foundation
    Senior Scholar, 2011 - present
  • Harvard Medical School
    Research Fellow, 2008 - 2011
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Scientist. Writer.
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Scientist. Writer.
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  • Cornell University
    Computational Biology, 2004 - 2008
  • Brandeis University
    Computer Science & Biology, 2000 - 2004
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