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 Alef Corner: ICM2022
 The probabilistic proof that 2^400593 is a prime: a revolutionary new type of mathematical proof, or not a proof at all?
 To Cheer You Up in Difficult Times 15: Yuansi Chen Achieved a Major Breakthrough on Bourgain's Slicing Problem and the Kannan, Lovász and Simonovits Conjecture
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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
To cheer you up in difficult times 17: Amazing! The ErdősFaberLovász 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 ErdősFaberLovász conjecture. (I am thankful to Nati Linial and Ryan Alweiss for telling me about it.) … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Updates
Tagged Abhishek Methuku, Daniela Kühn, Deryk Osthus, Dong Yeap Kang, ErdosFaberLovasz conjecture, Tom Kelly
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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
To cheer you up in difficult times 7: Bloom and Sisask just broke the logarithm barrier for Roth’s theorem!
Thomas Bloom and Olof Sisask: Breaking the logarithmic barrier in Roth’s theorem on arithmetic progressions, arXiv:200703528 Once again Extraordinary news regarding Roth Theorem! (I thank Ryan Alweiss for telling me about it and Rahul Santhanam for telling me … Continue reading
To cheer you up in difficult times 5: A New Elementary Proof of the Prime Number Theorem by Florian K. Richter
Here is a piece of news that will certainly cheer you up: Florian Richter found A new elementary proof of the prime number theorem. (I thank Tami Ziegler for telling me about the new result.) From left to right: Atle Selberg, … Continue reading
Ringel Conjecture, Solved! Congratulations to Richard Montgomery, Alexey Pokrovskiy, and Benny Sudakov
Ringel’s conjecture solved (for sufficiently large n) A couple weeks ago and a few days after I heard an excellent lecture about it by Alexey Pokrovskiy in Oberwolfach, the paper A proof of Ringel’s Conjecture by Richard Montgomery, Alexey Pokrovskiy, … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Open problems, Updates
Tagged Alexey Pokrovskiy, Benny Sudakov, Richard Montgomery
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Two talks at HUJI: on the “infamous lower tail” and TOMORROW on recent advances in combinatorics
In this post I advertise my colloquium lecture tomorrow – Thursday 23/1/2020 14:30 – on recent advances in combinatorics, and also mention Wojtek Samotij’s lecture on our combinatorics seminar on The lower tail for triangles in random graphs. Click here … Continue reading
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Abel in Jerusalem – SUNDAY, January 12, 2020, and other events
Update: Boris Solomyak’s birthday conference (January 1314, BarIlan University)is now added. I would like to report on seven eight nine ten mathematical events taking place in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv area, and Haifa in the next few weeks. (Probably I … Continue reading
Quantum computers: amazing progress (Google & IBM), and extraordinary but probably false supremacy claims (Google).
A 2017 cartoon from this post. After the embargo update (Oct 25): Now that I have some answers from the people involved let me make a quick update: 1) I still find the paper unconvincing, specifically, the verifiable experiments (namely experiments … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Quantum, Updates
Tagged John Martinis
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