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 The seventeen camels riddle, and Noga Alon's camel proof and algorithms
 Proof By Lice!
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 Updates and plans III.
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 Mind Boggling: Following the work of Croot, Lev, and Pach, Jordan Ellenberg settled the cap set problem!
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The Erdős Szekeres polygon problem – Solved asymptotically by Andrew Suk.
Here is the abstract of a recent paper by Andrew Suk. (I heard about it from a Facebook post by Yufei Zhao. I added a link to the original Erdős Szekeres’s paper.) Let ES(n) be the smallest integer such that … Continue reading
The Quantum Computer Puzzle @ Notices of the AMS
The Quantum Computer Puzzle My paper “the quantum computer puzzle” has just appeared in the May 2016 issue of Notices of the AMS. Here are the beautiful drawings for the paper (representing the “optimistic view” and the “pessimistic view”) by my … Continue reading
Three Conferences: Joel Spencer, April 2930, Courant; Joel Hass May 2022, Berkeley, Jean Bourgain May 2124, IAS, Princeton
Dear all, I would like to advertise three promisingtobe wonderful mathematical conferences in the very near future. Quick TYI. See if you can guess the title and speaker for a lecture described by “where the mathematics of Cauchy, Fourier, Sobolev, … Continue reading
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Tagged Jean Bourgain, Joel Hass, Joel Spencer
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Math and Physics Activities at HUJI
Between 1115 of September 2016 there will be a special mathematical workshop for excellent undergraduate students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In parallel there will also be a workshop in physics. These workshops are aimed for second and third … Continue reading
A Breakthrough by Maryna Viazovska Leading to the Long Awaited Solutions for the Densest Packing Problem in Dimensions 8 and 24
Maryna Viazovska The news Maryna Viazovska has solved the densest packing problem in dimension eight! Subsequently, Maryna Viazovska with Henry Cohn, Steve Miller, Abhinav Kumar, and Danilo Radchenko solved the densest packing problem in 24 dimensions! Here are the links to … Continue reading
News (mainly polymath related)
Update (Jan 21) j) Polymath11 (?) Tim Gowers’s proposed a polymath project on Frankl’s conjecture. If it will get off the ground we will have (with polymath10) two projects running in parallel which is very nice. (In the comments Jon Awbrey gave … Continue reading
Updates and plans III.
Update on the great Noga’s Formulas competition. (Link to the original post, many cash prizes are still for grab!) This is the third “Updates and plans post”. The first one was from 2008 and the second one from 2011. Updates: Combinatorics and … Continue reading
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NogaFest, NogaFormulas, and Amazing Cash Prizes
Ladies and gentlemen, a conference celebrating Noga Alon’s 60th birthday is coming on January. It will take place at Tel Aviv University on January 1721. Here is the event webpage. Don’t miss the event ! Cash Prizes! The poster includes 15 … Continue reading
Carmella Kalai (19262015)
My beloved mother Carmella Kalai passed away last week. With me, 1956 My father Hanoch Kalai, my mother Carmella, My sister Tamar (Tami) and me around 1957).
Choongbum Lee proved the BurrErdős conjecture
Let be a graph. The Ramsey number is the smallest such that whenever you color the edges of the complete graph with vertices with two colors blue and red, you can either find a blue copy or a red copy … Continue reading