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 First third of my ICM2018 paper – Three Puzzles on Mathematics, Computation and Games. Corrections and comments welcome
 Preview: The solution by Keller and Lifshitz to several open problems in extremal combinatorics
 Basic Notions Seminar is Back! Helly Type Theorems and the Cascade Conjecture
 My Very First Book “Gina Says”, Now Published by “World Scientific”
 Itai Benjamini: Coarse Uniformization and Percolation & A Paper by Itai and me in Honor of Lucio Russo
 AfterDinner Speech for Alex Lubotzky
 Boaz Barak: The different forms of quantum computing skepticism
 Bálint Virág: Random matrices for Russ
 Test Your Intuition 33: The Great Free Will Poll
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First third of my ICM2018 paper – Three Puzzles on Mathematics, Computation and Games. Corrections and comments welcome
I have a very strict December 20 deadline (selfimposed, I missed the official one) for my ICM2018 paper. I plan to talk about three puzzles on mathematics, computation and games, and here is a draft of the first third. Corrections … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Games, Updates
Tagged ICM2018
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Preview: The solution by Keller and Lifshitz to several open problems in extremal combinatorics
Peter Frankl (right) and Zoltan Furedi The news A new paper by Nathan Keller and Noam Lifshitz settles several open problems in extremal combinatorics for wide range of parameters. Those include the three problems we mention next. Three central open … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems, Updates
Tagged David Ellis, Michel Deza, Nathan Keller, Noam Lifshitz, Paul Erdos, Peter Frankl, Zoltán Füredi
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Basic Notions Seminar is Back! Helly Type Theorems and the Cascade Conjecture
Kazhdan’s Basic Notion Seminar is back! The “basic notion seminar” is an initiative of David Kazhdan who joined the Hebrew University math department around 2000. People give series of lectures about basic mathematics (or not so basic at times). Usually, speakers do … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convexity, Open problems
Tagged David Kazhdan, Helly type theorems, Tverberg's theorem
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My Very First Book “Gina Says”, Now Published by “World Scientific”
I just received an advanced copy of my very first book: “Gina Says: Adventures in the Blogsphere String War” published by Word Scientific. It is a much changed version compared to the Internet version of 8 years ago and it … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Combinatorics, Mathematics over the Internet, Physics, Updates
Tagged Gina Says, World Scientific
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Itai Benjamini: Coarse Uniformization and Percolation & A Paper by Itai and me in Honor of Lucio Russo
Here is another video of a smashing short talk by my dear friend Itai Benjamini with beautiful conjectures proposing an important new step in the connection between percolation and conformal geometry. Here is the link to Itai’s original paper Percolation … Continue reading
AfterDinner Speech for Alex Lubotzky
An afterdinner speech given on November 9, 2016*, on Alex Lubotzky’s 60th birthday conference: 60 faces to Groups. As we all realized waking up this morning, today is a historic day*. It is the dinner day for Alex 60th‘s … Continue reading
Bálint Virág: Random matrices for Russ
You can watch now all the videos for Russfest Elegance in Probability. Many great talks! I just watched Bálint Virág‘s lecture “Random matrices for Russ”. Highly recommended.
Posted in Combinatorics, Probability
Tagged Bálint Virág, random matrices, Russ Lyons
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Test Your Intuition 33: The Great Free Will Poll
Free will is defined (following Wikipedea) as the ability of humans to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. But you may take your favorite definition of free will. Philosophers (and others) have debated the definition of “free will” and the question if humans … Continue reading
Mustread book by Avi Wigderson
Originally posted on Windows On Theory:
Avi Wigderson is one of the most prolific and creative theoretical computer scientists (in fact, he is one of the most prolific and creative scientists, period). Over the last several years, Avi had worked…
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Updates
Tagged Avi Wigderson
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