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The picture above is the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus, in 1944. Its operators are women.
This picture is Hedy Lamarr, a film star between the 1930s and the 1950s. In 1941, at the height of her film career, she invented an algorithm for spread-spectrum broadcasting. She couldn’t get it taken up at the time, but she won a scientific award for it in 1997. Continue reading
In this course you learn 15 or so new how-to-calculate instruction lists (called algorithms) and how to use them. The main thing you need for the exam is to be confident and fluent with those algorithms.
The Guardian website published a good, clear account, from the International Mathematical Union, of the medallists’ work.