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 To cheer you up in difficult times 21: Giles Gardam lecture and new result on Kaplansky’s conjectures
 Nostalgia corner: John Riordan’s referee report of my first paper
 At the Movies III: Picture a Scientist
 At the Movies II: Kobi Mizrahi’s short movie White Eye makes it to the Oscar’s short list.
 And the Oscar goes to: Meir Feder, Zvi Reznic, Guy Dorman, and Ron Yogev
 Thomas Vidick: What it is that we do
 To cheer you up in difficult times 20: Ben Green presents superpolynomial lower bounds for offdiagonal van der Waerden numbers W(3,k)
 To cheer you up in difficult times 19: Nati Linial and Adi Shraibman construct larger cornerfree sets from better numbersontheforehead protocols
 Possible future Polymath projects (2009, 2021)
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 To Cheer You Up in Difficult Times 15: Yuansi Chen Achieved a Major Breakthrough on Bourgain's Slicing Problem and the Kannan, Lovász and Simonovits Conjecture
 To cheer you up in difficult times 21: Giles Gardam lecture and new result on Kaplansky's conjectures
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
 8866128975287528³+(8778405442862239)³+(2736111468807040)³
 The Argument Against Quantum Computers  A Very Short Introduction
 Possible future Polymath projects (2009, 2021)
 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 Amazing: Zhengfeng Ji, Anand Natarajan, Thomas Vidick, John Wright, and Henry Yuen proved that MIP* = RE and thus disproved Connes 1976 Embedding Conjecture, and provided a negative answer to Tsirelson's problem.
 Photonic Huge Quantum Advantage ???
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Category Archives: Rationality
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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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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Is it Legitimate/Ethical for Google to close Google+?
Update April 2, 2019: the links below are not working anymore. Google Plus is a nice social platform with tens of millions participants. I found it especially nice for scientific posts, e.g. by John Baez, Moshe Vardi, or about symplectic … Continue reading
An Interview with Yisrael (Robert) Aumann
I was privileged to join Menachem Yaari and Sergiu Hart in interviewing Yisrael Aumann. The interview is in Hebrew. It is an initiative of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities. For our non Hebrew speakers here is in … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Games, Geometry, Rationality
Tagged Menachem Yaari, Robert Aumann, Sergiu Hart
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שינוי 2015 – שאלה לנתניהו
בנימין נתניהו, מדוע פרקת את הממשלה ערב מאבק גורלי בנושא קיומי עם נשיא ארצות הברית זה לא מסתדר העניין הזה: זה הרי חוסר אחריות נוראי לפרק את הממשלה ממש לפני עימות מכריע על נושא קיומי, אז מה הסיבה לכך זה כמו … Continue reading
Ehud Friedgut: Blissful ignorance and the KahnemanTversky paradox
Tversky, Kahneman, and Gili BarHillel (WikiPedia). Taken by Maya BarHillel at Stanford, summer 1979. The following post was kindly contributed by Ehud Friedgut. During the past week I’ve been reading, and greatly enjoying Daniel Kahneman’s brilliant book “Thinking fast … Continue reading
Another Forgotten Bet: Is Don Zagier About to Owe Me 1000 Shekels For The Proof of the ABC Conjecture?
Like everybody else I heard with great interest the news about the attempted solution of the ABC conjecture by Shinichi Mochizuki. (See, e.g., here, here, here, and here.) I did not think that this has much to with me … Continue reading
Posted in Number theory, Rationality
Tagged ABC conjecture, Don Zagier, Shinichi Mochizuki
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