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 Call for nominations for the Ostrowski Prize 2017
 Problems for Imre Bárány’s Birthday!
 Twelves short videos about members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria
 Jozsef Solymosi is Giving the 2017 Erdős Lectures in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
 Updates (belated) Between New Haven, Jerusalem, and TelAviv
 Oded Goldreich Fest
 The Race to Quantum Technologies and Quantum Computers (Useful Links)
 Around the GarsiaStanley’s Partitioning Conjecture
 My Answer to TYI 28
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 Mind Boggling: Following the work of Croot, Lev, and Pach, Jordan Ellenberg settled the cap set problem!
 Test your intuition 28: What is the most striking common feature to all these remarkable individuals
 Chess can be a Game of Luck
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 Igor Pak's "Lectures on Discrete and Polyhedral Geometry"
 Important formulas in Combinatorics
 International mathematics graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Answer To Test Your Intuition (4)
 Francisco Santos Disproves the Hirsch Conjecture
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Monthly Archives: May 2008
Is More Sex Safe? A book review.
I was asked by the Notices of the AMS to review the book “More Sex is Safe Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Econmics” by Steven E. Landsburg. My review entitled “Economics and Common Sense”, will appeared in the June/July issue of the Notices and … Continue reading
Posted in Book review, Economics
Tagged Book review, Economics, Malka Heller, Rationality, Sex, Steven Landsburg
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Nati’s Influence
When do we say that one event causes another? Causality is a topic of great interest in statistics, physics, philosophy, law, economics, and many other places. Now, if causality is not complicated enough, we can ask what is the influence one event has … Continue reading
Is Mathematics a Science?
Many people do not regard mathematics as a science since it does not directly probe our physical reality; some mathematicians even like to think about mathematics as being closer to art, music or literature. But is there really a big … Continue reading
Posted in Open discussion, Philosophy, What is Mathematics
Tagged Mathematics, Philosophy of science
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Local Events, Turan’s Problem and Limits of Graphs and Hypergraphs
I will write a little about how hectic things are now here at HU, and make two (somewhat related) followups on previous posts: Tell you about Turan’s problem, and about Balázs Szegedi’s lecture from Marburg dealing with limits of graphs and hypergraphs. Local Events … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems
Tagged Extremal combinatorics, Graph limits, Quasirandomness, Turan's problem
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Jerusalem Combinatorics ’93
Jerusalem Combinatorics ’93 is the title of a conference I organized that took place fifteen years ago in May 917, 1993 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It was a conference that was devoted to all areas of combinatorics. The other … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences, Women in science
Tagged Combinatorics, Conferences, Jerusalem, Women in science
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Five Open Problems Regarding Convex Polytopes
The problems 1. The conjecture A centrally symmetric dpolytope has at least non empty faces. 2. The cubesimplex conjecture For every k there is f(k) so that every dpolytope with has a kdimensional face which is either a simplex … Continue reading
A Meeting at Marburg
Just returning from a cozy two days discretemath workshop in Marburg. A very nice mixture of participants and topics. The title of my talk was “Helly theorem, hypertrees and strange enumeration” and I plan to blog about it sometime soon. A few hours before … Continue reading