It’s a Magnificent Time to Know Math

If you don’t believe me, read Math Will Rock Your World (thanks to Digg) in Business Week. It talks about the amazing impact of Math in various areas of business from finance to advertising.

A few excerpts:

“At the Sunnyvale (Calif.) campus of Yahoo, chief researcher Prabhakar Raghavan heads a team of 100 mathematicians and computer scientists. Scribbling on a white board covered with equations, Raghavan describes Yahoo’s immense pool of data, featuring the online activity of 200 million registered customers, as Yahoo’s most precious resource.”

The article concludes with this observation:

“As more of the world’s information is pooled into mathematics, the realm of numbers becomes an ever larger meeting ground. It’s a percolating laboratory full of surprising connections, and a birthplace for new industries. Yes, it’s a magnificent time to know math.”

3 thoughts on “It’s a Magnificent Time to Know Math”

  1. Dorai:
    Do you think our schools are preparing students with enough/the right kind of math for this new world?

  2. Eileen,
    I think we need to help as much as we can. I was seriously thinking of a Ilovemath.org or a collab in opencourse.org after reading this article.

    I did not know that it was the cover story in Business Week. I just got it from http://www.memeorandum.com/. It is a great place to look for hot topics.

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