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Combinatorics and More – Greatest Hits

Combinatorics and More’s Greatest Hits First Month Combinatorics, Mathematics, Academics, Polemics, … Helly’s Theorem, “Hypertrees”, and Strange Enumeration I (There were 3 follow up posts:) Extremal Combinatorics I: Extremal Problems on Set Systems (There were 4 follow up posts II ; III; IV; VI) Drachmas Rationality, Economics and … Continue reading

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Dorit Aharonov’s on TEDx: A Feldenkrais lesson for the beginner scientist

Here is a lovely lecture starting with quantum computers, going through the Feldenkrais method, and ending with a mathematical puzzle. Click on the picture for the video of the talk. Here are Dorit’s four body-mind principles for learning: 1. Start … Continue reading

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Baggage Claim or Baggage Reclaim

Visiting London, Cambridge and the very interesting 2010 British Colloquium in Theoretical Computer Science at Edinburgh was splendid! More later. But a poll is called for. How to call the area to collect your baggage: “Baggage reclaim” or “Baggage claim”? … Continue reading

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Istanbul!

   

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Banknotes with Pictures of Mathematicians

Are you aware of any? (current ones? old ones?)

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The Generation Gap

  Which is larger, the generation gap between you and your perents or the generation gap between you and your children?

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Just So

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A Proposal Regarding Gilad Shalit

Since an agreement for the release of Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of Hamas prisoners could not be reached, I propose to initiate negotiations (perhaps with Egyptian help) on the improvement of Gilad Shalit’s captivity conditions. In return … Continue reading

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Bad Advice; An Answer to an Old Trivia Question

  A transparency and a lecture using transparencies. (No relation to the advice.) Our bad, worse and worst advice corner  Bad  –  When you give a talk with transparencies or computer presentations, don’t go over the content of the transparencies but rather assume … Continue reading

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Stand Clear of The Closing Doors, Please

Do you miss New York City? Here is something to remind you click here click also  here (video) One more time? Click here.     London lovers, however, say that this is nothing compared to

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