AstroGPU 2007 - Workshop on General Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Institute for Advanced Study
November 9, 2007

dispersion graphGraphics processing units (GPUs) are rapidly emerging as a powerful and cost-effective platform for high-performance parallel computing. The current generation of GPUs sports capabilities in TFLOP range, already an order of magnitude greater than most powerful x86 CPUs.

Atle Selberg Memorial

January 11, 2008

Atle Selberg

Memorial Program in Honor of His Life & Work
January 11-12, 2008

Renowned Norwegian mathematician Atle Selberg, Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, died in 2007 at the age of 90.  Throughout a career spanning more than six decades, Professor Selberg made significant contributions to modular forms, Riemann and other zeta functions, analytic number theory, sieve methods, discrete groups, and trace formula. A memorial program in honor of his life and work was held in January 2008.

What to Do with Sound-Bites: On Politics and Propaganda in the 21st Century

Danielle Allen
Institute for Advanced Study
February 27, 2008

Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Science. The political season is upon us and so, if they were not before, our newspapers, radios, computer screens, and televisions are now overfull with sound-bites; and countless people are complaining about the degradation of political conversation. But is a sound-bite really such a bad thing?