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 AfterDinner Speech for Alex Lubotzky
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 Bálint Virág: Random matrices for Russ
 Test Your Intuition 33: The Great Free Will Poll
 Mustread book by Avi Wigderson
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My Very First Book “Gina Says”, Now Published by “World Scientific”
I just received an advanced copy of my very first book: “Gina Says: Adventures in the Blogsphere String War” published by Word Scientific. It is a much changed version compared to the Internet version of 8 years ago and it … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Combinatorics, Mathematics over the Internet, Physics, Updates
Tagged Gina Says, World Scientific
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Mustread book by Avi Wigderson
Originally posted on Windows On Theory:
Avi Wigderson is one of the most prolific and creative theoretical computer scientists (in fact, he is one of the most prolific and creative scientists, period). Over the last several years, Avi had worked…
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Updates
Tagged Avi Wigderson
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High Dimensional Combinatorics at the IIAS – Program Starts this Week; My course on Hellytype theorems; A workshop in Sde Boker
The academic year starts today. As usual it is very hectic and it is wonderful to see the ever younger and younger students. Being a TelAvivian in residence in the last few years, I plan this year to split my … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Geometry, Updates
Tagged Alex Lubotzky, Nati Linial, Tali Kaufman
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A toast to Alistair: Two Minutes on Two Great Professional Surprises
Alistair and the Simons Institure friendly and helpful staff Luca Trevisan invited me to give a 3minute (vidotaped or live) toast for Alistair Sinclair to celebrate that Alistair much deservedly received the SIGACT service award and to mourn that he also … Continue reading
Friendship and Sesame, Maryam and Marina, Israel and Iran
Happy new (Jewish) year everybody. Amazing scientific partnership between Jordan, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, and Turkey SESAME (Synchrotronlight for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a “thirdgeneration” synchrotron light source that was officially opened in Allan (Jordan) on 16 May 2017. … Continue reading
Posted in Obituary, Updates, Women in science
Tagged Eliezer Rabinovici, IsraelIran relationship, Marina Ratner, Maryam Mirzakhani, Sesame
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Where were we?
I was slow blogging, and catching up won’t be so easy. Of course, this brings me back to the question of what I should blog about. Ideally, I should tell you about mathematical things I heard about. The problem is … Continue reading
Call for nominations for the Ostrowski Prize 2017
Call for nominations for the Ostrowski Prize 2017 The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the mathematical sciences. Every second year it provides a prize for recent outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and in the foundations of … Continue reading
Jozsef Solymosi is Giving the 2017 Erdős Lectures in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
May 4 2:303:30; May 7 11:0013:00; May 10 10:3012:00 See the event webpage for titles and abstracts (or click on the picture below).
Updates (belated) Between New Haven, Jerusalem, and TelAviv
This is a (very much) belated update post from the beginning of March (2016). New Haven I spent six weeks in February (2016) in New Haven. It was very nice to get back to Yale after more than two years. Here … Continue reading
R(5,5) ≤ 48
The Ramsey numbers R(s,t) The Ramsey number R(s, t) is defined to be the smallest n such that every graph of order n contains either a clique of s vertices or an independent set of t vertices. Understanding the values … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems, Updates
Tagged Brendan D. McKay, Vigleik Angeltveit
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