Algorithms In The Blood: The P vs. NP Problem


What does it mean to solve a problem in our universe? That's a trickier question than you might think, with some fairly high-stakes ramifications in the worlds of computing and even philosophy. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the inherent logic of problem-solving in our universe, with some attention to a special example of an outstanding problem in computer science: P vs. NP.

Algorithms In The Blood: The P vs. NP Problem

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Topics in this Podcast: space, math