Computational Complexity and other fun stuff in math and computer science from Lance Fortnow and Bill Gasarch
Friday, March 23, 2007
Today a new Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles movie opens. The turtles were quite popular back in
the late 80's and early 90's, somehow making appearance in more than a couple
STOC and FOCS talks. Seemed the rule to avoid popular culture in talks
doesn't apply to children's shows.
Then the turtles started winning NSF Math Postdocs: Michelangelo
(Grigni), Raphael (Ostrovsky) and Leonardo (Schulman). Poor
Donatello never did get his postdoc.