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 Remarkable New Stochastic Methods in ABF: Ronen Eldan and Renan Gross Found a New Proof for KKL and Settled a Conjecture by Talagrand
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 Petra! Jordan!
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 Game Theory  online Course at IDC, Herzliya
 TYI44: "What Then, To Raise an Old Question, is Mathematics?"
 Kelman, Kindler, Lifshitz, Minzer, and Safra: Towards the EntropyInfluence Conjecture
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
 When Do a Few Colors Suffice?
 To cheer you up in complicated times  A book proof by Rom Pinchasi and Alexandr Polyanskii for a 1978 Conjecture by Erdős and Purdy!
 A sensation in the morning news  Yaroslav Shitov: Counterexamples to Hedetniemi's conjecture.
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 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
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Petra! Jordan!
Last week we had a lovely small workshop in Eilat organized by Nathan Rubin, and as possible since the peace agreement of 1994 between Israel and Jordan, we visited Jordan for one day and saw the spectacular ancient city of … Continue reading
Thinking about the people of Wuhan and China
My thoughts are with the people of China who are at the forefront of the struggle with the coronavirus outbreak.
Three Pictures
With Tolya (Anatoly) Vershik, Saint Petersburg, 2003 Peter Frankl and Voita (Vojtěch) Rödl, NYC, summer 1986 (or 1987). This post mentions the FranklRödl theorem. Jeroen Zuiddam at IAS, a few days ago. (See this post) We just moved to a … Continue reading
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 bodymind principles for learning: 1. Start … Continue reading
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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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?