S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseCan You Break This Encryption Invented In 1467?Exploring the Alberti Cipher and the Rotor Machines It InspiredAug 16, 20231Aug 16, 20231

S.W. BowenChatGPT Should Prompt Questions About the History and Purpose of SchoolingThe cheating crisis induced by the advent of more advanced AI chatbots is a symptom of deeper problems with the education system.Apr 14, 2023Apr 14, 2023

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseThe Math Behind 17th Century Bell RingingIt’s deeper than you might think.Mar 2, 20231Mar 2, 20231

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseExplaining P vs. NPAn overview of one of the most important unsolved problems in theoretical computer science and mathematicsDec 12, 2022Dec 12, 2022

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseAn Elegant Proof of a Tiling TheoremIf every rectangular tile has at least one side of integer length, must the tiled rectangle also have at least one integer-length side?Jun 8, 2022Jun 8, 2022

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseThis Encryption is Impossible to Break, Even with a Quantum Computer…and it was invented in 1882.May 18, 202210May 18, 202210

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseThe Friendship TheoremIf everyone in a city has exactly one friend in common with every other resident, must there be someone who is friends with all residents?Apr 24, 20223Apr 24, 20223

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseTurán’s Brick Factory ProblemHow a mathematician’s time in a forced labor camp during WW2 led to the discovery of a graph theory problem that still remains unsolvedMar 23, 20221Mar 23, 20221

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseCould We Break RSA Encryption Without A Quantum Computer?We discuss a range of classical integer factorization algorithms and explore their future in the face of Shor’s algorithm.Feb 12, 20211Feb 12, 20211

S.W. BoweninCantor’s ParadiseThe Cycle Double Cover ConjectureDelving into a deceptively simple-sounding problem that has gone unsolved for decades.Oct 3, 20201Oct 3, 20201