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 To cheer you up in difficult times 18: Beautiful drawings by Neta Kalai for my book: “Gina Says”
 Amazing: Simpler and more general proofs for the gtheorem by Stavros Argyrios Papadakis and Vasiliki Petrotou, and by Karim Adiprasito, Stavros Argyrios Papadakis, and Vasiliki Petrotou.
 Igor Pak: What if they are all wrong?
 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!
 Open problem session of HUJICOMBSEM: Problem #5, Gil Kalai – the 3ᵈ problem
 To cheer you up in difficult times 16: Optimism, two quotes
 The Argument Against Quantum Computers – A Very Short Introduction
 Open problem session of HUJICOMBSEM: Problem #4, Eitan Bachmat: Weighted Statistics for Permutations
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 Peter Cameron: Doing research
 TYI 30: Expected number of Dice throws
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 Answer: Lord Kelvin, The Age of the Earth, and the Age of the Sun
 Igor Pak: What if they are all wrong?
 Chomskian Linguistics
 The Argument Against Quantum Computers  A Very Short Introduction
 To cheer you up in difficult times 18: Beautiful drawings by Neta Kalai for my book: "Gina Says"
 Dan Romik on the Riemann zeta function
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Category Archives: What is Mathematics
Peter Cameron: Doing research
Originally posted on Peter Cameron's Blog:
Probably every research mathematician has been asked the question, “How do you do mathematical research?” Some lay people think we simply figure out ways of doing bigger and bigger long multiplications. Many more…
Igor Pak: What if they are all wrong?
Originally posted on Igor Pak's blog:
Conjectures are a staple of mathematics. They are everywhere, permeating every area, subarea and subsubarea. They are diverse enough to avoid a single general adjective. They come in al shapes and sizes. Some…
Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Geometry, What is Mathematics
Tagged Igor Pak
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Alef Corner: Math Collaboration
Another artistic view by Alef on mathematical collaboration. Other Alef’s corner posts
Alef’s Corner: Math Collaboration 2
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To cheer you up in difficult times 11: Immortal Songs by Sabine Hossenfelder and by Tom Lehrer
Enjoy! To cheer you up in difficult times here are songs by Sabine Hossenfelder and by Tom Lehrer. I like the music and lyrics and the unusual combination of science, humor and satire. Sabine Hossenfelder : Outer space* Tom Lehrer: … Continue reading
Posted in Music, Physics, Poetry, What is Mathematics, Women in science
Tagged Sabine Hossenfelder, Tom Lehrer
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To cheer you up in difficult times 4: Women In Theory present — I will survive
An amazing video (Update, May18 2020). I failed to explain what WIT is and this may have caused some misunderstanding. Here is a description from the Simons Institute site. “The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and … Continue reading
TYI44: “What Then, To Raise an Old Question, is Mathematics?”
“The argument is carried out not in mathematical symbols but in ordinary English, there is no obscure or technical terms. Knowledge of calculus is not presupposed. In fact, one hardly need to know how to count. Yet any mathematician will … Continue reading
Posted in Test your intuition, What is Mathematics
Tagged Test your intuition, What is Mathematics
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To cheer you up in complicated times – A book proof by Rom Pinchasi and Alexandr Polyanskii for a 1978 Conjecture by Erdős and Purdy!
Things do not look that good, and these are difficult times. But here on the blog we have plenty of things to cheer you up and assure you. And today we point to two book proofs — two book proofs … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Geometry, What is Mathematics
Tagged Alexandr Polyanskii, Rom Pinchasi
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Test Your Intuition 40: What Are We Celebrating on Sept, 28, 2019? (And answer to TYI39.)
Update: We are celebrating 10 years anniversary to Mathoverflow Domotorp got the answer right. congratulations, Domotorp! To all our readers: Shana Tova Umetuka – שנה טובה ומתוקה – Happy and sweet (Jewish) new year.
Posted in Test your intuition, What is Mathematics
Tagged Mathoverflow, Test your intuition
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Avi Wigderson’s: “Integrating computational modeling, algorithms, and complexity into theories of nature, marks a new scientific revolution!” (An invitation for a discussion.)
The cover of Avi Wigderson’s book “Mathematics and computation” as was first exposed to the public in Avi’s Knuth Prize videotaped lecture. (I had trouble with 3 of the words: What is EGDE L WONK 0? what is GCAAG?GTAACTC … Continue reading