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The Good News
2015 February
Pg 3 - The Sunshine Express
Russian scientist invented the ¡®infinity computer¡¯
January 30, 2015 Victoria Zavyalova, RIR: Yaroslav Ser-
geyev, one of Russia¡¯s most prominent mathematicians
and a distinguished professor at the University of Calabria
in Italy, has developed a new mathematical theory that al-
lows for calculations with infinitely large and infinitely small
quantities.
This discovery brought him a prestigious Pythagoras Prize
in 2010. Scientists believe that new and powerful tools
in mathematical analysis, computer technology and the
theory of measurement will be created on the basis of Ser-
geyev¡¯s ¡°mathematics of infinity¡± in the future.
What encouraged you to develop a new kind of arithmetic?
I was not satisfied with the traditional mathematical ap-
proaches. I had a feeling that it was possible to go further,
especially in terms of numerical calculations with infinitely
large and infinitely small quantities.
I had an opportunity to work with these calculations when I
was invited to Italy. The Italian govt. decided to strengthen
science in Italy and allocated funds for inviting well-known
international scientists in all areas of knowledge.
It took a government commission about two years to
choose the candidates presented by Italian universities.
One of these prestigious positions was offered to me to
work in the field of global optimization and numerical
analysis.
You have patented the ¡°infinity computer,¡± in Russia, the
U.S. and Europe, which can calculate figures using infinitely
large and small numbers. Is the prototype coming any time
soon?
I have signed nondisclosure agreements, so I cannot com-
ment on the subject. I can only say that my work in this
area is very active. The project is developing very fast and
we are looking for investments. The ¡°infinity computer¡±
may be used anywhere that a high-precision computation is
required. This would include almost all high-tech industries.
How do you think that mathematical language will evolve in
the future?
It is difficult to predict, but I have no doubts that the
language of mathematics will continue its development. It
will become richer and more accurate, and this process of
improvement will be limitless.
Traditional mathematical analysis teaches that infinity
minus infinity is a vague form. Accordingly, all automatic
calculations stop when they reach an indefinite level. I have
developed a new kind of arithmetic that does not have any
indefinite forms.
It is close to the so-called nonstandard analysis: this
means that you can continue calculations that were previ-
ously limited by traditional mathematics. Now the wall of
uncertainty that used to stop us has disappeared. New op-
portunities have emerged primarily related to the accuracy
of calculations.
The introduction of new convenient symbols and related
concepts can often bring unexpected results. The Romans
had no zero or any negative numbers. If we used this
system, we wouldn¡¯t be able to create a computer as this
requires a positional system of writing numbers.
Now we have a new system of writing numbers, which
makes it easy to conduct automatic calculations with infi-
nitely large and infinitely small quantities. This new kind of
mathematics opens up new horizons for all of humanity.
International Year of Light celebrates impacts
on scientific research
January 20, 2015: The United Nations¡¯ International
Year of Light was launched in the City of Light (Paris,
France) on Jan 19 and National Science Foundation
(NSF) Director France C¨®rdova was there to illuminate
NSF¡¯s role in embracing the many facets of light that
propel scientific discovery forward.
¡°Light has been and will continue to be a compelling
field of basic research and education crossing many
disciplinary boundaries,¡± she said in her remarks. ¡°In
today¡¯s global economy, we believe it is important to
nurture a scientific and engineering workforce capable
of successfully performing in an international research
environment.¡±
Light is vital to human activities. In nature, we see
its impacts in photosynthesis and bioluminescence.
We use it to glean information about our universe
from the sun and stars. Scientists and engineers have
harnessed the power of light on many spectrums to
create applications that have revolutionized society
through medicine, communications, entertainment
and culture. Light and light-based technologies have
launched countless industries and processes that have
transformed our world and will continue to do so.
NSF has a long history of supporting research in optics
and photonics as well as projects that use them as re-
search tools. That effort is expanding to move beyond
present science and technology and lay the ground-
work for major advances in scientific understanding to
create high-impact, optical-based technologies for the
next decade and beyond.
Some NSF-funded research in these areas includes:
A new photonic electronics platform paradigm;
Extreme UV and x-ray sources that represent new
frontiers in research;
Science and engineering in the quantum realm;
Biophotonics, which sits at the crossroads of photon-
ics and biology, offering potential innovation for health
care and medicine; and
Manufacturing innovations.
¡°The innate desire for discovery lies at the heart of
the National Science Foundation, where we constantly
seek to unlock the secrets of science,¡± C¨®rdova said.
¡°We are proud to be one of the world¡¯s leading funders
of research into all aspects of light in all its manifesta-
tions, across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.¡±
Because of NSF¡¯s involvement in optics, photonics, and
all manner of scientific inquiry into naturally occurring
and human-made light sources, the agency will high-
light NSF-funded light research throughout the coming
year to celebrate the International Year of Light, start-
ing with an ¡°image of the week¡± feature in its social
media platforms and on its website:
www.light2015.org
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an indepen-
dent federal agency that supports fundamental
Yaroslav Sergeyev has invented a new kind of
arithmetic and patented the ¡°infinity computer¡±
in the U.S. and Europe.
New Math Opens New Frontiers
research and education across all fields of science
and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, its budget
is $7.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through
grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other
institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 48,000
competitive proposals for funding, and makes about
11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about
$626 million in professional and service contracts
yearly.
(source: NSF)
NSF will begin celebrating the International Year of
Light with its ¡°Image of the Week.¡± This is the inau-
gural image in that campaign. This image spotlights
work by NSF-funded researchers from the University
at Buffalo, who have discovered a way to slow down
or trap light within a microchip using alternating lay-
ers of ultra-thin metal, semiconductors and insula-
tors. Credit: Qiaoqiang Gan, University at Buffalo, The
State University of New York
Propelling The Science Of Light
Montrose County marked a five-year high on the total
number of building permits issued in 2014. This high
marks an upward trend since the downward turn in
the local economy in 2010.
¡°We are seeing continued progress in permits,¡± said
Planning and Development Director Steve White.
¡°There has been a large increase in the number of
single family home permits, which is not only a posi-
tive indicator of economic growth but also means
that several local contractors have work in Montrose
County.¡±
In 2014, the number of single family residence per-
mits totaled 47, a growth of nine homes over 2013.
Additionally, the Planning and Development Depart-
ment already received two single family home permits
for the month of January thus far.
¡°This is a good thing for Montrose County,¡± said Com-
missioner Glen Davis. ¡°The upswing in building per-
mits is a positive sign for the construction industry.¡±
In 2014, a total of 220 building permits were issued.
Building Permits Climb