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 Reflections: On the Occasion of Ron Adin’s and Yuval Roichman’s Birthdays, and FPSAC 2021
 ICM 2018 Rio (5) Assaf Naor, Geordie Williamson and Christian Lubich
 Test your intuition 47: AGCGTCTGCGTCTGCGACGATC? what comes next in the sequence?
 Cheerful news in difficult times: Richard Stanley wins the Steele Prize for lifetime achievement!
 Combinatorial Theory is Born
 To cheer you up in difficult times 34: Ringel Circle Problem solved by James Davies, Chaya Keller, Linda Kleist, Shakhar Smorodinsky, and Bartosz Walczak
 Good Codes papers are on the arXiv
 To cheer you up in difficult times 33: Deep learning leads to progress in knot theory and on the conjecture that KazhdanLusztig polynomials are combinatorial.
 The Logarithmic Minkowski Problem
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 The Argument Against Quantum Computers  A Very Short Introduction
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 Reflections: On the Occasion of Ron Adin's and Yuval Roichman's Birthdays, and FPSAC 2021
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
 The Intermediate Value Theorem Applied to Football
 Zur Luria on the nQueens Problem
 Gil's Collegial Quantum Supremacy Skepticism FAQ
 Amazing: Karim Adiprasito proved the gconjecture for spheres!
 ICM 2018 Rio (5) Assaf Naor, Geordie Williamson and Christian Lubich
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Category Archives: Games
To cheer you up in difficult times 26: Two reallife lectures yesterday at the Technion
After 16 months without lecturing to an audience in my same location, I gave yesterday two lectures at the Technion in front of a live audience (and some additional audience in remote locations). The main lecture was in COMSOC 2021, … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Economics, Games, Rationality
Tagged COMSOC 2021
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Benjamini and Mossel’s 2000 Account: Sensitivity of Voting Schemes to Mistakes and Manipulations
Here is a popular account by Itai Benjamini and Elchanan Mossel from 2000 written shortly after the 2000 US presidential election. Elchanan and Itai kindly agreed that I will publish it here, for the first time, 20 years later! I … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Games, Probability, Rationality
Tagged Elchanan Mossel, Itai Benjamini
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Test Your Intuition (46): What is the Reason for Maine’s Huge Influence?
Very quick updates: Corona: Israel is struggling with the pandemic with some successes, some failures, and much debate. Peace: We have peace agreements now with several Arab countries, most recently with Sudan. This is quite stunning. Internal politics: As divided … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Probability, Statistics, Test your intuition
Tagged Nate Silver, Test your intuition
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Three games to cheer you up.
Here are three cool games prepared by students of my 2020 Game Theory class. Enjoy! (More games will come later. See this post for an earlier game.) Fourin arow with HEX board by: Daniella Drori, Margot Guetta, Eyal Magen and … Continue reading
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To cheer you up in difficult times 10: Noam Elkies’ Piano Improvisations and more
For the previous post “quantum matters” click here. Noam D. Elkies piano improvisations Every day since March 27, 2020 Noam Elkies (Noam’s home page) uploaded a new piece of piano improvisation. The Hebrew title of his page is “Music will … Continue reading
To cheer you up in difficult times 4: Women In Theory present — I will survive
An amazing video (Update, May18 2020). I failed to explain what WIT is and this may have caused some misunderstanding. Here is a description from the Simons Institute site. “The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and … Continue reading
Harsanyi’s Sweater
Today is the Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Here is a moving story from the paper about John Harsanyi, Harsanyi’s Sweater, by Robert J. Aumann. It is 1944 in Budapest, and John is in his early twenties. He has been … Continue reading
Game Theory – online Course at IDC, Herzliya
Game theory, a graduate course at IDC, Herzliya; Lecturer: Gil Kalai; TA: Einat Wigderson, ZOOM mentor: Ethan. Starting Tuesday March 31, I am giving an online course (in Hebrew) on Game theory at IDC, Herzliya (IDC English site; IDC Chinese … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Economics, Games, Rationality, Teaching
Tagged Game theory, Games
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Test Your Intuition 42: How Much do you Gain by Knowing The Game You Play?
There are two players – the row player and the column player and there are two possible zerosum games described in the picture below. For each of these games the row players has two strategies T (top) and Bottom (B) … Continue reading
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Tagged Michael Maschler, Robert Aumann, Shmuel Zamir, Test your intuition
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