Necessary Background

If you go to a basketball game, it may take you a few minutes to understand the rules, but pretty quickly you will figure out what’s happening. Sure, there might be niche rules here and there that leave you baffled, but you can still follow along. Furthermore, you don’t have to be an expert at basketball in order to enjoy watching others play. Unfortunately, this isn’t the view people take of mathematics and science. Often,…

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Predicting Exoplanetary Atmosphere using Machine Learning: The ARIEL Data Challenge 2019

Artash Nath, Grade 8 Student. Over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered by space and ground-based telescopes. There may be billions or even trillions of these exoplanets in our galaxy alone. The NASA’s ongoing Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission is building upon the legacy of the now-retired Kepler Space Telescope and searching for possible planets around nearby bright stars. More space-based telescopes are in the pipeline to accelerate this search for the exoplanets such as the…

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Path Certainty

If there’s one skill I have, it’s worrying. I’m good at worrying about everything. From things that are worth worrying about to things I have no business being concerned with, I can find myself going down the rabbit hole of panic for just about anything. This comes out most frequently after I am asked the question, “What do you want to do with your life?” I know that people ask this in a well-meaning way.…

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Merging Music, Maths and Maryam Mirzakhani (2014 Fields Medal Winner) using Python Programming

Vikas Nath, Artash Nath, Arushi Nath Every year the Fields Institute in Toronto organises a public Symposium to celebrate the achievements of recent Fields Medallists. Fields Medals are the most prestigious awards given in mathematics (described as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics). They are awarded every four years to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement. Late Maryam Mirzakhani (2014 Fields Medal Winner) The Symposium is followed by…

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