How Does Google Google? The Math Behind the Internet

Margot Gerritsen
Thu, Jan 17, 2013
PIMS, University of British Columbia
Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013
We all Google. You may even have found this talk by Googling. What you may not know is that behind the Google’s and other search engines is beautiful and elegant mathematics. In this talk, I will try to explain the workings of page ranking and search engines using only rusty calculus.

An alternative version of this lecture presented at the University of Calgary is also available.

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