Mathematics and Computer Science
A matrix is an abstract data structure, kind of like a simplified representation of a road network or a friendship network — like on Facebook. We were interested in proving that such structures are very limited if they have to avoid certain small-scale features. For example, that’s kind of like saying that a social network must be very limited if no four people in it are mutual friends.
William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, North America’s premiere problem-solving competition
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Blowing off steam
Walking down Main Mall and looking up at the brilliant cloud patterns on a nice day