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 Ordinary computers can beat Google’s quantum computer after all
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Category Archives: Geometry
ICM 2022 awarding ceremonies (1)
Hugo DuminilCopin, June Huh, James Maynard and Maryna Viazovska were awarded the Fields Medal 2022 and Mark Braverman was awarded the Abacus Medal 2022. I am writing from Helsinki where I attended the meeting of the General Assembly of the … Continue reading
Past and Future Events
Quick announcements of past (recorded) and future events 1) Shachar Lovett was the Erdos Speaker for 2022 and his great talks are recorded. (Lecture 1, Tensor ranks and their applications lecture 2, The monomial structure of Boolean functions, lecture 3, … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences, Convexity, Geometry, Quantum
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Ehud Friedgut: How many cubes of 2×2×2 fit into a box of size 8×4×3? (TYI 49)
This blog post is kindly written by Ehud Friedgut. My daughter, Shiri, who’s in seventh grade, had the following question in a math exam: How many cubes of 2×2×2 fit into a box of size 8×4×3? Shiri divided the volumes, … Continue reading
Posted in Geometry, Riddles, Test your intuition
Tagged Alef's corner, Ehud Friedgut, Shiri Friedgut, Test your intuition
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ICM 2018 Rio (5) Assaf Naor, Geordie Williamson and Christian Lubich
This is my fifth and last report from ICM 2018 at Rio. I will talk a little about the three Wednesday plenary talks by Assaf Naor, Geordie Williamson, and Christian Lubich. See here for other posts about ICM2018. (For the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, ICM2018
Tagged Assaf Naor, Christian Lubich, Geordie Williamson
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Test your intuition 47: AGCGTCTGCGTCTGCGACGATC? what comes next in the sequence?
Before getting to the main topic of this post, first, Happy New Year 2022 and Merry Christmas to all readers, and second, a quick update: A community blog to discuss open problems in algebraic combinatorics was created. Everybody is invited … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Test your intuition
Tagged Oberwolfach, Test your intuition
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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.
One of the exciting directions regarding applications of computers in mathematics is to use them to experimentally form new conjectures. Google’s DeepMind launched an endeavor for using machine learning (and deep learning in particular) for finding conjectures based on data. Two … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, What is Mathematics
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Giving a talk at Eli and Ricky’s geometry seminar. (October 19, 2021)
One of my favorite seminars in the world is the Courant Institute (NYU) Geometry seminar that Eli Goodman and Ricky Pollack started in the 1980s (I think). On Tuesday October 19, I will give a seminar, details follow. Jacob Eli … Continue reading