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Mathematical Gymnastics
For the long days of ICM 2014 lectures, and long flights to and from Seoul, some mathematical gymnastics is needed. And this is precisely what Omer Angel taught us in his recent visit. Combining gymnastic with a demonstration of parallel … Continue reading
Media Item from “Haaretz” Today: “For the first time ever…”
Maryam Mirzakhani received the medal from South Korea’s president Park Geunhye. Here is an article from today’s Israeli newspaper Haaretz. It is based on this article by the Guardian (Thanks, Manor!). See also this post on Laba’s accidental mathematician and John Baez’ … Continue reading
Jim Geelen, Bert Gerards, and Geoﬀ Whittle Solved Rota’s Conjecture on Matroids
Gian Carlo Rota Rota’s conjecture I just saw in the Notices of the AMS a paper by Geelen, Gerards, and Whittle where they announce and give a high level description of their recent proof of Rota’s conjecture. The 1970 conjecture asserts … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems, Updates
Tagged Bert Gerards, Eric Katz, Geoﬀ Whittle, Gian Carlo Rota, Jim Geelen, June Huh, Matroids
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Media items on David, Amnon, and Nathan
David Kazhdan, a very famous mathematician from my department with a superhuman understanding of mathematics (and more) is recovering from a terrible bike accident. Here is an article about him from “Maariv.” (In Hebrew) Amnon Shashua, a computer science … Continue reading
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Happy Birthday Ervin, János, Péter, and Zoli!
The four princes in summit 200, ten years ago. (Left to right) Ervin Győri, Zoltán Füredi, Péter Frankl and János Pach In 2014, Péter Frankl, Zoltán Füredi, Ervin Győri and János Pach are turning 60 and summit 240 is a conference … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, Happy birthday
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My Mathematical Dialogue with Jürgen Eckhoff
Jürgen Eckhoff, Ascona 1999 Jürgen Eckhoff is a German mathematician working in the areas of convexity and combinatorics. Our mathematical paths have met a remarkable number of times. We also met quite a few times in person since our first … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Open problems
Tagged Andy Frohmader, Helly's theorem, Jurgen Eckhoff, Nina Amenta, Noga Alon, Roy Meshulam
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Test Your Intuition (23): How Many Women?
How many women can you find on this poster announcing the 25th Jerusalem School in Economics Theory devoted to Matching and Market Design? Please respond to the poll:
Happy Birthday Richard Stanley!
This week we are celebrating in Cambridge MA , and elsewhere in the world, Richard Stanley’s birthday. For the last forty years, Richard has been one of the very few leading mathematicians in the area of combinatorics, and he found deep, profound, and … Continue reading
Influence, Threshold, and Noise
My dear friend Itai Benjamini told me that he won’t be able to make it to my Tuesday talk on influence, threshold, and noise, and asked if I already have the slides. So it occurred to me that perhaps … Continue reading