So if you watch the Ted Talk you will see a Sphere and a lattice around it. This is what was observed by Leonhard Euler the Mathematician from the 1700's. With 8 vertices, 12 edges, and six faces. If you look at the difference -- Vertices - Edges + Faces you get 2. No if you exchange that with Triangles you get 12 vertices and 30 edges and 20 faces, and 20 tiles. Vertices - Edges + Faces = 2.
What Simons points out that I'm nerdy enough to want to write about so I can always reference this is that it doesnt change. The Euler Characteristic. This is a Topological Invariant. So no matter how you do this and how many vertices and edges are added the answer will always be the same. Pretty awesome stuff!
Another thing to note about James Simons one of the most successful traders of all time said that he hired the smartest people from science and data backgrounds and didn't do it all on his own. Definitely watch the Ted Talk.
I am proud to say that I work with some of the most talented developers and coders in the Bay Area. Today I get to announce that I am helping to fund and grow a talented team of coders at ChartoLABS a San Francisco application development firm located downtown. Northern California is notorious for having brilliant developers because the area pulls from some of the biggest technological names in the world.
Starting with Hewlett Packard in Silicon Valley to today's top companies such as:
All of the above companies employ the smartest engineers and coders in the world and as you can see all have dedicated development channels. This can often be an advantage to smaller employers and startups that just want a few really talented developers (as opposed to needing hundreds) because some programmers don't want to be engulfed into these huge companies where they just become a number and rather enjoy the opportunity to shine for their work and to get a lot of credibility which intrinsically is a motivating factor for them.
Either way I'm excited to help the team grow and continue to make killer iPhone, Android, and mobile software applications.
If you are in the Bay area and want to visit the office is located at: 425 California Street.