Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth - Items filtered by date: January 2016
20 January 2016 In Ardent Blog

2015 was marked by a series of unprecedented complaints directed towards Harvard. Specifically, the group SFFA – Students for Fair Admissions has filed a complaint in November 2014 regarding a bias in the Asian student admission procedure. They argued that Harvard has set up a system that holds Asian students to higher standards than the others, and forces them to compete. To support their claims, SFFA brought up a study conducted by sociologists from Princeton, which revealed the fact that the SAT scores for Asian Americans needed to be about 140 points higher than the other students.

15 January 2016 In Ardent Blog

The highest known prime number so far has been calculated, and it is much, much larger than the previous prime number that was known. Almost 5 million digits larger. The previous highest prime number was found out to be one subtracted from 2 to the power of 57885161 on the 25th of January 2013. It was calculated by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) and the number had 17,425,170 digits.