Forum - How Do We Know What We Know: Math and Computation - Ron Garret

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Mountain View Community Center

201 S Rengstorff Ave · Mountain View, CA

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Note: This Forum was originally scheduled for July 14th, but has been rescheduled to this date (August 18th).

This is another in a series of talks on the history of science and how we came to our present understanding of how our world works. This installment focuses on math and computation.

Ron Garret is a software engineer by trade. He is currently working on easy-to-use-cryptography software. He was a co-founder and CTO of Virgin Charter, and an early hire at Google. He was previously a rocket scientist. He also made a feature-length documentary about homelessness (http://www.graceofgodmovie.com/). His blog can be found at http://blog.rongarret.info/.

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