The Multiple Dimensions of Codes


How do we ensure a message sent to a Mars Rover is received correctly, diminish the impact of information technology on the environment, and reduce the degradation of stored data? Solutions can, in part, be found in error-correcting codes which encode, pad out, or extend data in such a way that it becomes possible to inspect the encoded data later, finding and fixing any errors that have been introduced.

Robert Bailey and Daniel Hawtin are currently conducting work on combinatorics and group theory (the study of symmetry), andĀ applications in error-correcting coding theory.

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