What we're about

This is a group to discuss interesting mathematical topics, in ways that are understandable to people. Questions are welcome! No Math training is necessary!

How to find us:

Our default meeting place is Room 56-191, which is in the Whitaker Building (building # 56). To see its location on the MIT campus see this map: https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/8/b/1/highres_482459569.jpeg

Upcoming events (5)

Sunday Math and Algorithms ONLINE (for now)

Online

Update: We have switched over to Jitsi for our video call. It seemed to work fine the first time we used it, and its limit is 35 people, instead of 10 for Hangouts. Also, it appears that we can keep using the same link for all our meetings. ********************** Let's meet (ONLINE) and take a crack at one or more of the awesome math/computer science puzzles (https://projecteuler.net/archives) from the Project Euler website! They are not only fun, but you can hone your coding skills, learn some new math, or both! We usually start with a problem with a difficulty rating of around 25%, depending on the tastes of attendees. Note that everyone is most definitely welcome to arrive after the fun begins, but members who come on time get to vote on what problem we choose to work on! Feel free to discuss all things math/algorithms over at the forum: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/math-for-people (No solutions please, just preliminary thoughts or raw brute-force output.) ********* General description of Project Euler meetups... Project Euler is a website that posts a new problem every week (currently there are over 600). A combination of theoretical math and computer programming are necessary to solve the problem. A brute force algorithm will usually take years to run, but a clever algorithm should return the answer in under a minute on a basic laptop. Generally, the program itself won't be very complex, just CLEVER! All are welcome, neither programming skills nor advanced mathematical knowledge is required. Problems almost never rely on knowledge of any math beyond the high school level.

Saturday Math and Algorithms ONLINE (for now)

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, MIT is shutting down, and we ought to avoid social gatherings anyway. So, until further notice, we will not meet at MIT. Our first ONLINE meetup went well! So let's do it again. Shortly before 1pm, I'll post 3 links in the comments: Hangouts video call, Colab Python notebook, and group whiteboard. ********************** Let's meet (ONLINE) and take a crack at one or more of the awesome math/computer science puzzles (https://projecteuler.net/archives) from the Project Euler website! They are not only fun, but you can hone your coding skills, learn some new math, or both! We usually start with a problem with a difficulty rating of around 30%, depending on the tastes of attendees. Note that everyone is most definitely welcome to arrive after the fun begins, but members who come on time get to vote on what problem we choose to work on! Feel free to discuss all things math/algorithms over at the forum: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/math-for-people (No solutions please, just preliminary thoughts or raw brute-force output.) ********* General description of Project Euler meetups... Project Euler is a website that posts a new problem every week (currently there are over 600). A combination of theoretical math and computer programming are necessary to solve the problem. A brute force algorithm will usually take years to run, but a clever algorithm should return the answer in under a minute on a basic laptop. Generally, the program itself won't be very complex, just CLEVER! All are welcome, neither programming skills nor advanced mathematical knowledge is required. Problems almost never rely on knowledge of any math beyond the high school level.

Sunday Math and Algorithms ONLINE (for now)

Online

Update: We have switched over to Jitsi for our video call. It seemed to work fine the first time we used it, and its limit is 35 people, instead of 10 for Hangouts. Also, it appears that we can keep using the same link for all our meetings. ********************** Let's meet (ONLINE) and take a crack at one or more of the awesome math/computer science puzzles (https://projecteuler.net/archives) from the Project Euler website! They are not only fun, but you can hone your coding skills, learn some new math, or both! We usually start with a problem with a difficulty rating of around 25%, depending on the tastes of attendees. Note that everyone is most definitely welcome to arrive after the fun begins, but members who come on time get to vote on what problem we choose to work on! Feel free to discuss all things math/algorithms over at the forum: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/math-for-people (No solutions please, just preliminary thoughts or raw brute-force output.) ********* General description of Project Euler meetups... Project Euler is a website that posts a new problem every week (currently there are over 600). A combination of theoretical math and computer programming are necessary to solve the problem. A brute force algorithm will usually take years to run, but a clever algorithm should return the answer in under a minute on a basic laptop. Generally, the program itself won't be very complex, just CLEVER! All are welcome, neither programming skills nor advanced mathematical knowledge is required. Problems almost never rely on knowledge of any math beyond the high school level.

Saturday Math and Algorithms ONLINE (for now)

Online

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, MIT is shutting down, and we ought to avoid social gatherings anyway. So, until further notice, we will not meet at MIT. Our first ONLINE meetup went well! So let's do it again. Shortly before 1pm, I'll post 3 links in the comments: Hangouts video call, Colab Python notebook, and group whiteboard. ********************** Let's meet (ONLINE) and take a crack at one or more of the awesome math/computer science puzzles (https://projecteuler.net/archives) from the Project Euler website! They are not only fun, but you can hone your coding skills, learn some new math, or both! We usually start with a problem with a difficulty rating of around 30%, depending on the tastes of attendees. Note that everyone is most definitely welcome to arrive after the fun begins, but members who come on time get to vote on what problem we choose to work on! Feel free to discuss all things math/algorithms over at the forum: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/math-for-people (No solutions please, just preliminary thoughts or raw brute-force output.) ********* General description of Project Euler meetups... Project Euler is a website that posts a new problem every week (currently there are over 600). A combination of theoretical math and computer programming are necessary to solve the problem. A brute force algorithm will usually take years to run, but a clever algorithm should return the answer in under a minute on a basic laptop. Generally, the program itself won't be very complex, just CLEVER! All are welcome, neither programming skills nor advanced mathematical knowledge is required. Problems almost never rely on knowledge of any math beyond the high school level.

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Saturday Math and Algorithms ONLINE (for now)

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