Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes

writes about mathematics and computation for American Scientist magazine and for his own website, www.bit-player.org. In the past he was the editor of American Scientist and before that an editor on the staff of Scientific American. He is also the author of Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape and Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions. He has held visiting appointments at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste.

Brian Hayes

We tend to think of algorithms and computation as human inventions, but organisms as primitive as bacteria have relied on algorithmic mechanisms throughout the history of life. The regulation of genes inside a single cell, … Read more

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Brian Hayes

Mathematics and computer science are like neighboring states of the European Union: Each is a sovereign territory with its own language and culture, but the borders between them are open, serving to connect rather than … Read more

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