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'Dream Team' to Tackle Profound Questions in Computer Science
August 20, 2008
Princeton University is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will fund research on "intractability"--a concept that has profound implications for a broad range of fields, from e-commerce to quantum computing. Members of the research team have contributed to some of the biggest discoveries in the field of intractability in the past decade.
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