Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm, and by appointment
Meets: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm, in Soda 310.
Units: two. See me for ways to take it for 4 units.
Course Format: Presentations by participants and discussion.
Attend all meetings, read all papers, and participate in the discussion.
Present (possibly in a group) one of the classics, and write a paper about it (including a summary of the presentation and the discussion).
Examples of classics:
Third Meeting, September 4: I talked about Turing’s paper on computable numbers.
Fifth Meeting, September 18: Bryce Lee, Tracy Wang, David Poll and Krish Eswaran presented Nash's paper
Sixth Meeting, September 25: James Cook, Sridhar Ramesh, and Jimmy Yang presented Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication
Seventh Meeting, October 2: Juliet Rubinstein and Jessica Schoen presented Edmonds’ paper
No meeting October 9
Eighth meeting, October 16: Scott Beamer and Ari Rabkin told us about New Directions in Cryptography, Diffie and Hellman, 1976
Tenth meeting, October 30: Danielle Cassley and Ephrat Biton spoke on As We May Think. Vannevar Bush, 1945
Eleventh meeting, November 6: Albert Chae, Christos Stergiou and Vishal Talwar presented John McCarthy's Lisp paper
Twelfth meeting, November 13: Yaron Singer and Jacob Burnim spoke about the origins of graph theory and some recent developments, here is Euler's paper in translation and a survey (they’ll cover sections 4 and 6)
Thirteenth meeting, November 20 Tyson Condi, Eirinaios Michelakis, and Daisy Wang will tell us about the beginnings of relational databases