Monthly Archives: January 2014

Joel David Hamkins’ 1000th MO Answer is Coming

Updates (May 2014): The second MO contributor to answer 1000 questions is another distinguished mathematician (and a friend) Igor Rivin.  In summer 2015 David Speyer joined the club. Joel David Hamkins’ profile over MathOverflow reads: “My main research interest lies in … Continue reading

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Amazing: Peter Keevash Constructed General Steiner Systems and Designs

Here is one of the central and oldest problems in combinatorics: Problem: Can you find a collection S of q-subsets from an n-element set X set so that every r-subset of X is included in precisely λ sets in the collection? … Continue reading

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Many Short Updates

Things in Berkeley and later here in Jerusalem were very hectic so I did not blog much since mid October. Much have happened so let me give brief and scattered highlights review. Two “real analysis” workshops at the Simons Institute … Continue reading

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