Author Archives: Gil Kalai

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

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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

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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 10-11:45  (Combinatorics seminar) Adam Shefer – … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jirka

The Mathematics of Jiří Matoušek is a conference taking place this week at Prague in memory of Jirka Matoušek.  Here are the slides of my planned talk on Maestro Jirka Matoušek. This post presents the opening slides for the conference … Continue reading

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AviFest, AviStories and Amazing Cash Prizes.

  Ladies and gentlemen,  a workshop in Princeton in honor of Avi Wigderson’s 60th birthday  is coming on October. It will take place at Princeton on October 5-8 2016 right before FOCS 2016.  Don’t miss the event ! Attendance is free but … Continue reading

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