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Three Pictures

With Tolya (Anatoly) Vershik, Saint Petersburg, 2003 Peter Frankl and Voita (Vojtěch)  Rödl, NYC, summer 1986 (or 1987). This post mentions the Frankl-Rödl theorem. Jeroen Zuiddam at IAS, a few days ago. (See this post) We just moved to a … Continue reading

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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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