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Category Archives: Open problems
Polymath 3: The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture 2
Here we start the second research thread about the polynomial Hirsch conjecture. I hope that people will feel as comfortable as possible to offer ideas about the problem. The combinatorial problem looks simple and also everything that we know about it is rather simple: … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems, Polymath3
Tagged Hirsch conjecture, Polymath3
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Polymath 3: Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture
I would like to start here a research thread of the longpromised Polymath3 on the polynomial Hirsch conjecture. I propose to try to solve the following purely combinatorial problem. Consider t disjoint families of subsets of {1,2,…,n}, . Suppose that … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems, Polymath3
Tagged Hirsch conjecture, Polymath3
120 Comments
The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture: The Crux of the Matter.
Consider t disjoint families of subsets of {1,2,…,n}, . Suppose that (*) For every , and every and , there is which contains . The basic question is: How large can t be??? Let’s call the answer f(n). … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Open problems, Polymath3
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Francisco Santos Disproves the Hirsch Conjecture
A title and an abstract for the conference “100 Years in Seattle: the mathematics of Klee and Grünbaum” drew a special attention: Title: “A counterexample to the Hirsch conjecture” Author: Francisco Santos, Universidad de Cantabria Abstract: I have been in … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open problems, Polymath3
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The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture: Discussion Thread, Continued
Here is a link for the justposted paper Diameter of Polyhedra: The Limits of Abstraction by Freidrich Eisenbrand, Nicolai Hahnle, Sasha Razborov, and Thomas Rothvoss. And here is a link to the paper by Sandeep Koranne and Anand Kulkarni “The dstep Conjecture is Almost true” – … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems
Tagged Convex polytopes, Hirsch conjecture
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(Eran Nevo) The gConjecture III: Algebraic Shifting
This is the third in a series of posts by Eran Nevo on the gconjecture. Eran’s first post was devoted to the combinatorics of the gconjecture and was followed by a further post by me on the origin of the gconjecture. … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Guest blogger, Open problems
Tagged gconjecture, Shifting
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The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture: Discussion Thread
This post is devoted to the polymathproposal about the polynomial Hirsch conjecture. My intention is to start here a discussion thread on the problem and related problems. (Perhaps identifying further interesting related problems and research directions.) Earlier posts are: The polynomial Hirsch … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems
Tagged Hirsch conjecture, Polytopes
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Polymath4 – Finding Primes Deterministically – is On Its Way
After two long and interesting discussion threads polymath4, devoted to finding deterministically large prime numbers, is on its way on the polymath blog.
The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture – How to Improve the Upper Bounds.
I can see three main avenues toward making progress on the Polynomial Hirsch conjecture. One direction is trying to improve the upper bounds, for example, by looking at the current proof and trying to see if it is wasteful and if so where … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems
Tagged Discussion, Hirsch conjecture
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The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture, a Proposal for Polymath3 (Cont.)
The Abstract Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture A convex polytope is the convex hull of a finite set of points in a real vector space. A polytope can be described as the intersection of a finite number of closed halfspaces. Polytopes have … Continue reading
Posted in Convex polytopes, Open discussion, Open problems
Tagged Hirsch conjecture, Polymath proposals
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