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 Polymath10 conclusion
 Is HeadsUp Poker in P?
 The Median Game
 International mathematics graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Polynomial Method Workshop
 Amazing: Stefan Glock, Daniela Kühn, Allan Lo, and Deryk Osthus give a new proof for Keevash’s Theorem. And more news on designs.
 The US Elections and Nate Silver: Informtion Aggregation, Noise Sensitivity, HEX, and Quantum Elections.
 Avifest live streaming
 AlexFest: 60 Faces of Groups
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 The Median Game
 Is HeadsUp Poker in P?
 A Breakthrough by Maryna Viazovska Leading to the Long Awaited Solutions for the Densest Packing Problem in Dimensions 8 and 24
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 International mathematics graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Amazing: Peter Keevash Constructed General Steiner Systems and Designs
 Is Backgammon in P?
 Believing that the Earth is Round When it Matters
 Polymath10: The Erdos Rado Delta System Conjecture
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Author Archives: Gil Kalai
Polymath10 conclusion
The Polymath10 project on the ErdosRado DeltaSystem conjecture took place over this blog from November 2015 to May 2016. I aimed for an easygoing project that people could participate calmly aside from their main research efforts and the duration of … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems, Polymath10
Tagged polymath10, sunflower conjecture
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Is HeadsUp Poker in P?
Five years ago I wrote a post entitled Is Backgammon in P? It was based on conversations with Peter Bro Miltersen and Uri Zwick (shown together in the above picture) about the computational complexity of computing the values (and equilibrium … Continue reading
The Median Game
Update: Apparently this game was invented already by Douglas Hofstadter who called it “Mediocrity” and it is published in Hofstadter’s book Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. It is also called “Hruska.” (See here and here.) Ehud Friedgut … Continue reading
International mathematics graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
I am very happy to announce that a Ph. D program in mathematics for international students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is now open. Here is the link to the home page. About the program The Einstein Institute of … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Teaching, Updates
Tagged Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Graduate program, Updates
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Polynomial Method Workshop
The workshop on the “polynomial method” will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday Dec 26 and Tuesday Dec 27. The event is organized by Jordan Ellenberg and Gil Kalai. Program: Monday 1011:45 (Combinatorics seminar) Adam Shefer – … Continue reading
Amazing: Stefan Glock, Daniela Kühn, Allan Lo, and Deryk Osthus give a new proof for Keevash’s Theorem. And more news on designs.
Blogging was slow recently, and I have various half written posts on all sort of interesting things, and plenty of unfulfilled promises. I want to quickly share with you two and a half news items regarding combinatorial designs. As you … Continue reading
The US Elections and Nate Silver: Informtion Aggregation, Noise Sensitivity, HEX, and Quantum Elections.
Being again near general elections is an opportunity to look at some topics we talked about over the years. I am quite fond of (and a bit addicted to) Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight. Silver’s models tell us what is the probability that … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Probability, Quantum
Tagged Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Nate Silver
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Avifest live streaming
Live streaming for Avifest is available here. The program is here. Following the first two lectures I can witness that the technical quality of the broadcast is very good and the scientific quality of the lectures is superb. As this is … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Conferences, Updates
Tagged Avi Wigderson
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AlexFest: 60 Faces of Groups
Ladies and gentlemen, A midrasha (school) in honor of Alex Lubotzky’s 60th birthday will take place from November 6 – November 11, 2016 at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Don’t miss the event! And … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra and Number Theory, Combinatorics, Conferences, Updates
Tagged Alex Lubotzky
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Postoctoral Positions with Karim and Other Announcements!
Postoctoral positions with Karim Adiprasito My young friend and colleague Karim Adiprasito told me that he has funding for postdocs (with or without teaching) and students (with or without teaching), both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the MPI/University … Continue reading