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Bo’az Klartag and Joseph Lehec: The Slice Conjecture Up to Polylogarithmic Factor!
Bo’az Klartag (right) and Joseph Lehec (left) In December 2020, we reported on Yuansi Chen breakthrough result on Bourgain’s alicing problem and the Kannan Lovasz Simonovits conjecture. It is a pleasure to report on a further fantastic progress on these … Continue reading
Posted in Analysis, Computer Science and Optimization, Convexity, Geometry, Probability
Tagged Bo'az Klartag, Joseph Lehec
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Test Your intuition 51
Suppose that and are two compact convex sets in space. Suppose that contains . Now consider two quantities is the average volume of a simplex forms by four points in drawn uniformly at random. is the average volume of a … Continue reading
Posted in Convexity, Geometry, Probability, Test your intuition
Tagged Test your intuition
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Answer to Test Your Intuition 50: Detecting a Deviator
Two weeks ago we asked: Ruth and Ron start together at the origin and take a walk on the integers. Every day they make a move. They take turns in flipping a coin and they move together right or left … Continue reading
Test Your Intuition 50. TwoPlayer Random Walk; Can You Detect Who Did Not Follow the Rules?
Ruth and Ron start together at the origin and take a walk on the integers. Every day they make a move. They take turns in flipping a coin and they move together right or left according to the outcome. Their … Continue reading
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
Amazing: Jinyoung Park and Huy Tuan Pham settled the expectation threshold conjecture!
A brief summary: In the paper, A proof of the KahnKalai conjecture, Jinyoung Park and Huy Tuan Pham proved the 2006 expectation threshold conjecture posed by Jeff Kahn and me. The proof is wonderful. Congratulations Jinyoung and Huy Tuan! Updates: … Continue reading
Face to face talks and recorded videotaped introductions
Many face to face activities are now resuming. Last week I took part in a great conference on high dimensional expanders at the Simons Foundation, I recently gave real life talks with large audiences also in U. Chicago and Rutgers, … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Physics, Probability, Quantum, Updates
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To cheer you up in difficult times 32, Annika Heckel’s guest post: How does the Chromatic Number of a Random Graph Vary?
This is a guest post kindly written by Annika Heckel. We first reported about Annika Heckel’s breakthrough in this post. A pdf version of this post can be found here. Pick an vertex graph uniformly at random. Pick another one. … Continue reading
The Argument Against Quantum Computers – A Very Short Introduction
Left: Gowers’s book Mathematics a very short introduction. Right C. elegans; Boson Sampling can be seen as the C. elegans of quantum computing. (See, this paper.) Update (January 6, 2021): Tomorrow January, 7, 8:30 AM Israel time, I give a … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Physics, Probability, Quantum
Tagged Guy Kindler, quantum supremacy
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Open problem session of HUJICOMBSEM: Problem #4, Eitan Bachmat: Weighted Statistics for Permutations
This is a continuation of our series of posts on the HUJI seminar 2020 open problems. This time the post was kindly written by Eitan Bachmat who proposed the problem. My summary: understanding of the distribution of largest increasing subsequences … Continue reading