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Algorithmic Game Theory: Past, Present, and Future

Noam Nisan is 60 Today, June 26 2022, is the opening day of Algorithmic Game Theory: Past, Present, and Future, a workshop in honor of Noam Nisan’s 60th Birthday. The workshop takes place on June 26-30 2022, at the CS … Continue reading

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Reflections: On the Occasion of Ron Adin’s and Yuval Roichman’s Birthdays, and FPSAC 2021

Two hybrid conferences, Bar-Ilan University:Monday, January 10,2022 10:00-16:00 (Israel time) Reflections: On the occasion of Ron Adin’s and Yuval Roichman’s 60th Birthdays. FPSAC 2021 Starting  Monday, January 10,2022 16:30 (Israel time). Ending Thursday, January 20, 2022.

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Combinatorial Theory is Born

A few hours ago the first issue of Combinatorial Theory was published. I am happy and proud to take part in this new endeavor. The editorial speaks for itself. This is the first issue of our new journal, Combinatorial Theory. … Continue reading

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The Logarithmic Minkowski Problem

The logarithmic origin of Manhattan We are spending the fall semester in NYC at NYU and yesterday* I went to lunch with two old friends Deane Yang and Gaoyong Zhang. They told me about the logarithmic Minkowski problem, presented in the … Continue reading

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Face to face talks and recorded videotaped introductions

Many face to face activities are now resuming. Last week I took part in a great conference on high dimensional expanders at the Simons Foundation, I recently gave real life talks with large audiences also in U. Chicago and Rutgers, … Continue reading

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Mathematical news to cheer you up

1.  Anna Kiesenhofer, a PhD mathematician researching PDEs at Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL), won the gold medal in the women’s bicycle road race at the Olympics. Here are two trivia question: a) Which hero of a recent post over … Continue reading

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To cheer you up in difficult times 27: A major recent “Lean” proof verification

“Lean is a functional programming language that makes it easy to write correct and maintainable code. You can also use Lean as an interactive theorem prover.” (See Lean’s homepage and see here for an introduction to lean.) Kevin Buzzard’s blog … Continue reading

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Cheerful News in Difficult Times: The Abel Prize is Awarded to László Lovász and Avi Wigderson

The Abel Prize was awarded earlier today to László Lovász and Avi Wigderson “for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics.” Congratulations to Laci … Continue reading

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To cheer you up in difficult times 17: Amazing! The Erdős-Faber-Lovász conjecture (for large n) was proved by Dong Yeap Kang, Tom Kelly, Daniela Kühn, Abhishek Methuku, and Deryk Osthus!

Dong Yeap Kang, Tom Kelly, Daniela Kühn, Abhishek Methuku, and Deryk Osthus have just uploaded a paper to the arXive, A proof of the Erdős-Faber-Lovász conjecture. (I am thankful to Nati Linial and Ryan Alweiss for telling me about it.) … Continue reading

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To cheer you up in difficult times 9: Alexey Pokrovskiy proved that Rota’s Basis Conjecture holds asymptotically

Pokrovskiy’s startling morning  rainbow Rota’s Basis Conjecture holds asymptotically, by Alexey Pokrovskiy Abstract: Rota’s Basis Conjecture is a well known problem from matroid theory, that states that for any collection of n bases in a rank n matroid, it is … Continue reading

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