Category Archives: Updates

Nima Anari, Kuikui Liu, Shayan Oveis Gharan, and Cynthia Vinzant Solved the Mihail-Vazirani Conjecture for Matroids!

  Milena Mihail and Umesh Vazirani I thank Nati Linial, Dan Spielman and Karim Adiprasito for telling me about the news. The Mihail-Vazirani conjecture for matroids and the Feder-Mihail’s theorem Consider a collection of vectors. A basis is a subset … Continue reading

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Igor Pak will give the 2018 Erdős Lectures

  Next week Igor Pak will give the 2018 Erdős Lectures (delayed from June) Here is the poster   Combinatorics — Erdos lecture: Igor Pak (UCLA) “Counting linear extensions” Monday December 10  11:00-13:00 Location:  IIAS Hall 130, Feldman building,  Givat Ram     … Continue reading

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PCP fest, Tel Aviv University, 18-20 December 2018

Conference web site The study of Probabilistically Checkable Proofs, starting with the discovery of the PCP Theorem, is a cornerstone of modern computer science, with impact on complexity theory, algorithms, and cryptography. Born as a purely theoretical notion, mostly used … Continue reading

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Video of my ICM2018 lecture: Noise Stability, Noise Sensitivity, and the Quantum Computer Puzzle

The Video of my ICM2018 lecture is now on the air Here are the (slightly improved) slides. I made the mistake of trying to improve my slides in the evening before the lecture and in the morning I discovered that … Continue reading

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ICM2018: Closing Ceremonies

With Peter Sarnak, Stas Smirnov, and Tadashi Tokieda at  Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar), Rio. At Sugar Loaf with Stas and Edward Dunne This is my second report from ICM 2018. Some acronyms are used in this post. ICM = … Continue reading

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ICM2018 First Report

I just came back from Rio from a great congress. Many great talks and many exciting meetings with old and new friends.  I had planned to live-blog on the last four days of the congress but on Monday evening I … Continue reading

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ICM 2018 at Rio, ICM Trivia Questions, the Sao Paulo General Assembly Meeting, and Other Excitements

ICM-trivia questions You can test yourself in the questions below and then look at the Wikipedea article for the answers. Mondial – scale excitements are here again! Not since the Mondial’s final match between France and Croatia,  has an excitement … Continue reading

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Building Bridges II, and Rio ICM 2018

In this post I will talk about Building Bridges II – last week conference in Budapest, about my talk and Lex Schrijver’s talk at the conference, about two old videotaped lectures in Microsoft Research (and a prize carrying competition), and … Continue reading

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Igor Pak is Giving the 2018 Erdős Lectures in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science

Update: The lectures this week are cancelled.  They will be given at a later date. Next week Igor Pak will give the 2018 Erdős Lectures   Monday Jun 18 2018 Combinatorics — Erdos lecture: Igor Pak (UCLA) “Counting linear extensions” 11:00am to 12:30pm Location: … Continue reading

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Vera T. Sòs, Doctor Philisophiae Honoris Causa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Videotaped by Ehud Friedgut.

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