Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Look, biological imaging is actually useful

A group led by David Shapiro of SUNY Stony Brook has developed a new algorithm for image reconstruction from X-ray diffraction microscopy. And as has been reported on Cornell's news site, it is easily adapted to quickly solve sudoku puzzles.

So, will a sizable number of young Americans realize that combinatorialists solve puzzles like sudoku, and decide that they want to pursue discrete math as a major, or even a career?

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