Category Archives: Movies

At the Movies III: Picture a Scientist

A few days ago I saw the great, emotionally steering, movie Picture a Scientist. I strongly recommend it. Here is the link to the  hompage trailer, and IMBd page. SYNOPSIS PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are … Continue reading

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At the Movies II: Kobi Mizrahi’s short movie White Eye makes it to the Oscar’s short list.

Update:  White eye have made it to the list of five Oscar candidates! Congratulations! My nephew Kobi Mizrahi is a well known movie producer and it was just announced that his short film “White eye” (עין לבנה) made it to … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to: Meir Feder, Zvi Reznic, Guy Dorman, and Ron Yogev

My mother Carmela Kalai often said that if there was something she is thankful for it was that she was born in the era of movies. Indeed, she loved movies from a very early age throughout her life.  So, I … Continue reading

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Where were we?

I was slow blogging, and catching up won’t be so easy. Of course, this brings me back to the question of what I should blog about. Ideally, I should tell you about mathematical things I heard about. The problem is … Continue reading

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Twelves short videos about members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria

Very nice mathematical videos!

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Timothy Chow Launched Polymath12 on Rota Basis Conjecture and Other News

Polymath12 Timothy Chow launched polymath12 devoted to the Rota Basis conjecture on the polymathblog. A classic paper on the subject is the 1989 paper by Rosa Huang and Gian Carlo-Rota. Let me mention a strong version of Rota’s conjecture (Conjecture … Continue reading

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Why Quantum Computers Cannot Work: The Movie!

Update (April 2016) : Here is a link to a  new post on my May 2016 Notices AMS paper. Here are links to a videotaped lecture in two parts entitled “why quantum computers cannot work” recorded at the Simons Institute for … Continue reading

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