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From Oberwolfach: The Topological Tverberg Conjecture is False
The topological Tverberg conjecture (discussed in this post), a holy grail of topological combinatorics, was refuted! The threepage paper “Counterexamples to the topological Tverberg conjecture” by Florian Frick gives a brilliant proof that the conjecture is false. The proof is … Continue reading
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Tagged Florian Frick, Issac Mabillard, Uli Wagner
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Midrasha Mathematicae #18: In And Around Combinatorics
Tahl Nowik Update 3 (January 30): The midrasha ended today. Update 2 (January 28): additional videos are linked; Update 1 (January 23): Today we end the first week of the school. David Streurer and Peter Keevash completed … Continue reading
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Scott Triumphs* at the Shtetl
Scott Aaronson wrote a new post on the Shtetl Optimized** reflecting on the previous thread (that I referred to in my post on Amy’s triumph), and on reactions to this thread. The highlight is a list of nine of Scott’s … Continue reading
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Ilya Rips and me during Ilyafest last week (picture Itai Benjamini) Ilya Rips Birthday Conference Last week we had here a celebration for Ilya Rips’ birthday. Ilya is an extraordinary mathematician with immense influence on algebra and topology. There were … Continue reading
School Starts at HUJI
We are now starting the third week of the academic year at HUJI. As usual, things are very hectic, a lot of activities in the mathematics department, in our sister CS department, around in the campus, and in our combinatorics … Continue reading
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In And Around Combinatorics: The 18th Midrasha Mathematicae. Jerusalem, JANUARY 1831
The 18th yearly school in mathematics is devoted this year to combinatorics. It will feature lecture series by Irit Dinur, Joel Hass, Peter Keevash, Alexandru Nica, Alexander Postnikov, Wojciech Samotij, and David Streurer and additional activities. As usual grants … Continue reading
Media Item from “Haaretz” Today: “For the first time ever…”
Maryam Mirzakhani received the medal from South Korea’s president Park Geunhye. Here is an article from today’s Israeli newspaper Haaretz. It is based on this article by the Guardian (Thanks, Manor!). See also this post on Laba’s accidental mathematician and John Baez’ … Continue reading
Jim Geelen, Bert Gerards, and Geoﬀ Whittle Solved Rota’s Conjecture on Matroids
Gian Carlo Rota Rota’s conjecture I just saw in the Notices of the AMS a paper by Geelen, Gerards, and Whittle where they announce and give a high level description of their recent proof of Rota’s conjecture. The 1970 conjecture asserts … Continue reading
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Tagged Bert Gerards, Eric Katz, Geoﬀ Whittle, Gian Carlo Rota, Jim Geelen, June Huh, Matroids
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