The Art of Explanation

I’ve enjoyed science and mathematics for a long time. I love the feeling of understanding a concept through its fundamental constituents. It feels like you’re getting at something deep, unavailable to those who just look over the topic with a cursory glance. In a sense, learning about science and mathematics has helped me learn how to think. As much as I might romanticize it though, there is no getting around the fact that learning is…

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Pedagogical Proofs

I love proofs in mathematics. Getting to the heart of why something is true is a ton of fun. It’s even better when there is a nice and simple proof of a fact that is surprising. These are the proofs that I love the most, because they solve a mystery in a way that is easy to follow and makes sense the whole way. When first learning about proofs, I proved basic facts about numbers.…

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Quantum Computing Hackathon: Random Numbers and Quantum Maze Runners Game

Vikas Nath and Artash Nath The Quantum Futures Hackathon was co-organized by CERN (the world’s largest particle accelerator) and Quantum Open Source Foundation (QOSF) at the Fields Institute, Toronto from October 18-20, 2019. Quantum Future Hackathon: Goals and Organisers The goal of the hackathon was to work on challenges using quantum computers, such as developing solutions that help physicists at CERN, designing online games, and quantum-generated music and artworks. Support of open-source software from major quantum…

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