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 Ringel Conjecture, Solved! Congratulations to Richard Montgomery, Alexey Pokrovskiy, and Benny Sudakov
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 Amazing: Zhengfeng Ji, Anand Natarajan, Thomas Vidick, John Wright, and Henry Yuen proved that MIP* = RE and thus disproved Connes 1976 Embedding Conjecture, and provided a negative answer to Tsirelson’s problem.
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 Ringel Conjecture, Solved! Congratulations to Richard Montgomery, Alexey Pokrovskiy, and Benny Sudakov
 Test your intuition 43: Distribution According to Areas in Top Departments.
 Amazing: Zhengfeng Ji, Anand Natarajan, Thomas Vidick, John Wright, and Henry Yuen proved that MIP* = RE and thus disproved Connes 1976 Embedding Conjecture, and provided a negative answer to Tsirelson's problem.
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
 Amazing: Peter Keevash Constructed General Steiner Systems and Designs
 R(5,5) ≤ 48
 A sensation in the morning news  Yaroslav Shitov: Counterexamples to Hedetniemi's conjecture.
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 Elchanan Mossel's Amazing Dice Paradox (your answers to TYI 30)
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Monthly Archives: August 2008
A Diameter Problem (2)
2. The connection with Hirsch’s Conjecture The Hirsch Conjecture asserts that the diameter of the graph G(P) of a dpolytope P with n facets is at most nd. Not even a polynomial upper bound for the diameter in terms of d and … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Open problems
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Two Very Early Problems, a Simple Solution, and a New Problem
As an undergraduate student whenever I studied some subject I tried to come up with problems. Many of these problems were artificial or silly and, of course, I forgot most of them. But a few still make sense. Here are … Continue reading
Posted in Open problems
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Surprising Math
1. A pleasant surprise When I worked on the diameter problem for dpolytopes with n facets. I was aiming to prove an upper bound of the form but my proof only gave It was a pleasant surprise to note that . 2. … Continue reading
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Plans and Updates
Jerusalem and Budapest Monday, last week was the last day of lectures for the spring term here at the Hebrew U. One outcome of the long professors’ strike was a very fruitful year for research seminars. We ran them during … Continue reading
More Art: Tami’s Autoportrait
And in my office, there is a beautiful autoportrait by my sister Tamar Kalai. (Click for a deatiled picture.)
Our Department’s Quilt
Academic administation is a topic of great interest that desrves a special post. The highest post I served was as the department chair, and one thing I did was to acquire for the department a quilt by the artist Anna Maria … Continue reading