Category Archives: Updates

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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Sailing into High Dimensions

On June 20 at 13:30 I talk here at HUJI about Sailing into high dimensions. (Thanks to Smadar Bergman for the poster.)

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Conference in Singapore, Vietnam, Appeasement, Restorative Justice, Laws of History, and Neutrinos

Eliezer Rabinovici Some weeks ago I returned from a beautiful trip to Singapore and Vietnam. For both me and my wife this was the first trip to these very interesting countries. In Singapore I took part in a very unusual … Continue reading

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Duncan Dauvergne and Bálint Virág Settled the Random Sorting Networks Conjectures

A short summary: The beautiful decade-old conjectures on random sorting networks by  Omer Angel, Alexander Holroyd, Dan Romik, and Bálint Virág, have now been settled by Duncan Dauvergne and Bálint Virág in two papers: Circular support in random sorting networks, by Dauvergne … Continue reading

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