Update: Boris Solomyak’s birthday conference (January 13-14, Bar-Ilan University)is now added.

I would like to report on ~~seven~~ ~~eight~~ ~~nine~~ ten mathematical events taking place in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv area, and Haifa in the next few weeks. (Probably I missed quite a few other mathematical events, feel free to update in the comment section.)

1. Abel in Jerusalem: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 09:45-19:00, featuring: **Christopher Hacon, Ulrike Tillmann, Claire Voisin, and François Labourie**.

2. Winter School: The Mathematics of Quantum computing (starting Dec. 15, 2019, program): The Rabin lecture by **Boaz Barak** Monday Dec 16 14:00 CS building; and also including **a panel/debate on quantum supremacy** moderated by **Sandy Irani**, Dec. 19 , 2019 16:00 CS building. (I am one of the seven panelists and for an introduction to my stance, see this post.) There are great videotaped lectures!

3. TAU Theory Fest December 29, 2019 – January, 3, 2020. Great line of speakers, and various workshops.

4. Boolean function day, Friday, January 3, 2020, featuring **Esty Kelman, Noam Lifschitz, Renan Gross, Ohad Klein, and Naomi Kirshner**.

5. Zabrodsky’s lecture, **Paul Seidel**, December 19, 23, 24 2019, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (See this previous post.)

6. Dvoretzky’s lectures, **Sylvia Serfaty**, January 15,16, 2020, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (See this post about Aryeh Dvoretzky.)

7. Distinguished lectures by **Sergey Tabachnikov**, January, 6, 8, 9 the Technion.

8. The Twenty-fifth Israeli Mini-Workshop in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Wednesday December 25. Bar-Ilan University. Great line of speakers.

9. January 14,15 2020, **Games, Optimization and Optimism**: in Honor of Uri Feige

## Abel In Jerusalem, Sunday, January 12, 2020.

The Einstein Institute of mathematics is happy to host the Abel in Jerusalem Conference. The location of the conference in Manchester House, Lecture Hall 2. Each year the Abel Committee holds a symposium where members of the Abel Committee and some of the world’s top mathematicians will be speaking. “Abel in Jerusalem” will be the 10th one-day conference with lectures aimed at a mathematically educated and interested audience, with the objective of increasing public awareness of mathematics and of the Abel Prize.

The day starts (09:40) with opening remarks by **Hans Petter Graver**, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, followed by lectures by **Christopher Hacon** (University of Utah) 10:00-11:00; **Ulrike Tillmann** (Oxford University) 11:30-12:30; **Claire Voisin** (Collège de France) 14:30-15:30; and **François Labourie** (Université Côte d’Azur) 16:00-17:00. Participation, including lunch, and reception at the King David Hotel is free but registration is needed. Organizers: **Gil Kalai** and **Tamar Ziegler**; For more detail see this page. If you are interested in attending please register here.

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