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Category Archives: Conferences
Do Not Miss: Abel in Jerusalem, Sunday, January 12, 2020
From left: Christopher Hacon, Claire Voisin, Ulrike Tillmann, François Labourie Update: This was a great event with four great inspiring talks. Abel in Jerusalem, January 12, 2020 The Einstein Institute of mathematics is happy to host the Abel in Jerusalem Conference “Abel in … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Conferences, Geometry
Tagged Christopher Hacon, Claire Voisin, François Labourie, Ulrike Tillmann
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Tomorrow: Boolean functions day at the TAU theory fest
As part of the 2019/2020 TAU theory fest, tomorrow, Friday, January 3, 2020, is a Boolean function day at Tel Aviv University. The five speakers are Esty Kelman, Noam Lifschitz, Renan Gross, Ohad Klein, and Naomi Kirshner. For more (and … Continue reading
Abel in Jerusalem – SUNDAY, January 12, 2020, and other events
Update: Boris Solomyak’s birthday conference (January 1314, BarIlan 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 … Continue reading
Two Important Quantum Announcements!
I am very happy to announce two quantum events. First, I would like to announce a course “Computation, quantization, symplectic geometry, and information” in the first 2019/2020 semester at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI). The course will by on … Continue reading
Are Natural Mathematical Problems Bad Problems?
One unique aspect of the conference “Visions in Mathematics Towards 2000” (see the previous post) was that there were several discussion sessions where speakers and other participants presented some thoughts about mathematics (or some specific areas), discussed and argued. In … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences, Open discussion, What is Mathematics
Tagged Misha Gromov
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An Invitation to a Conference: Visions in Mathematics towards 2000
Let me invite you to a conference. The conference took place in 1999 but only recently the 57 videos of the lectures and the discussion sessions are publicly available. (I thank Vitali Milman for telling me about it.) One novel … Continue reading
PCP fest, Tel Aviv University, 1820 December 2018
Conference web site The study of Probabilistically Checkable Proofs, starting with the discovery of the PCP Theorem, is a cornerstone of modern computer science, with impact on complexity theory, algorithms, and cryptography. Born as a purely theoretical notion, mostly used … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Conferences, Updates
Tagged PCP
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ICM2018: Closing Ceremonies
With Peter Sarnak, Stas Smirnov, and Tadashi Tokieda at Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar), Rio. At Sugar Loaf with Stas and Edward Dunne This is my second report from ICM 2018. Some acronyms are used in this post. ICM = … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, ICM2018, Updates
Tagged Ali Nasin, ICM2018, ICM2022, Sevan Nişanyan
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ICM2018 First Report
I just came back from Rio from a great congress. Many great talks and many exciting meetings with old and new friends. I had planned to liveblog on the last four days of the congress but on Monday evening I … Continue reading