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 To cheer you up in difficult times 21: Giles Gardam lecture and new result on Kaplansky’s conjectures
 Nostalgia corner: John Riordan’s referee report of my first paper
 At the Movies III: Picture a Scientist
 At the Movies II: Kobi Mizrahi’s short movie White Eye makes it to the Oscar’s short list.
 And the Oscar goes to: Meir Feder, Zvi Reznic, Guy Dorman, and Ron Yogev
 Thomas Vidick: What it is that we do
 To cheer you up in difficult times 20: Ben Green presents superpolynomial lower bounds for offdiagonal van der Waerden numbers W(3,k)
 To cheer you up in difficult times 19: Nati Linial and Adi Shraibman construct larger cornerfree sets from better numbersontheforehead protocols
 Possible future Polymath projects (2009, 2021)
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 To Cheer You Up in Difficult Times 15: Yuansi Chen Achieved a Major Breakthrough on Bourgain's Slicing Problem and the Kannan, Lovász and Simonovits Conjecture
 To cheer you up in difficult times 21: Giles Gardam lecture and new result on Kaplansky's conjectures
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
 8866128975287528³+(8778405442862239)³+(2736111468807040)³
 The Argument Against Quantum Computers  A Very Short Introduction
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 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.
 Possible future Polymath projects (2009, 2021)
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Monthly Archives: June 2018
Test Your Intuition 35: What is the Limiting Distance?
(Just heard it today from Sergiu Hart.) At time t=0, point A is at the origin (0,0) and point B is distance 1 appart at (0,1). A moves to the right (on the xaxis) with velocity 1 and B moves … Continue reading
Beyond the gconjecture – algebraic combinatorics of cellular spaces I
The gconjecture for spheres is surely the one single conjecture I worked on more than on any other, and also here on the blog we had a sequence of posts about it by Eran Nevo (I,II,III,IV). Here is a great … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Geometry
Tagged Anders Bjorner, Bob MacPherson, Carl Lee, Ed Swartz, Eran Nevo, gconjecture, Günter Ziegler, Isabella Novik, June Huh, Kalle Karu, Karim Adiprasito, KazhdanLustig polynomials, Lou Billera, Marge Bayer, Peter McMullen, Richard Stanley, Ron Adin, Satoshi Murai, Tom Braden
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An Interview with Yisrael (Robert) Aumann
I was privileged to join Menachem Yaari and Sergiu Hart in interviewing Yisrael Aumann. The interview is in Hebrew. It is an initiative of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities. For our non Hebrew speakers here is in … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Games, Geometry, Rationality
Tagged Menachem Yaari, Robert Aumann, Sergiu Hart
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Igor Pak is Giving the 2018 Erdős Lectures in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Update: The lectures this week are cancelled. They will be given at a later date. Next week Igor Pak will give the 2018 Erdős Lectures Monday Jun 18 2018 Combinatorics — Erdos lecture: Igor Pak (UCLA) “Counting linear extensions” 11:00am to 12:30pm Location: … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Geometry, Updates
Tagged Igor Pak
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Vera T. Sòs, Doctor Philisophiae Honoris Causa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Videotaped by Ehud Friedgut.
Sailing into High Dimensions
On June 20 at 13:30 I talk here at HUJI about Sailing into high dimensions. (Thanks to Smadar Bergman for the poster.)
Conference in Singapore, Vietnam, Appeasement, Restorative Justice, Laws of History, and Neutrinos
Eliezer Rabinovici Some weeks ago I returned from a beautiful trip to Singapore and Vietnam. For both me and my wife this was the first trip to these very interesting countries. In Singapore I took part in a very unusual … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences, Physics, Updates
Tagged Ada Yonath, appeasment, Atul Parikh, David Gross, Dora Love, Eliezer Rabinovici, IsraelIran relationship, Janet Love, Michal Feldman, Partha Dasgupta, Patrick Geary, Penelope Andrews, Singapore, South Africa, Sue Gilligan, Vietnam, Winston Churchill
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A Mysterious Duality Relation for 4dimensional Polytopes.
Two dimensions Before we talk about 4 dimensions let us recall some basic facts about 2 dimensions: A planar polygon has the same number of vertices and edges. This fact, which just asserts that the Euler characteristic of is zero, … Continue reading