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A Nice Example Related to the Frankl Conjecture

Updates: 1. Peter Frankl brought to my attention that the very same example appeared in a paper by Dynkin and Frankl “Extremal sets of subsets satisfying conditions induced by a graph“. 2. Sam Hopkins gave a lovely reference to Ravi … Continue reading

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Frankl’s Conjecture for Large Families: Ilan Karpas’ Proof

Frankl’s conjecture asserts that a for every finite family of of finite sets that is closed under union, there is an element that belongs to at least half the sets in the family. We mentioned the problem in our very … Continue reading

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Ilan Karpas: Frankl’s Conjecture for Large Families

Frankl’s conjecture Frankl’s conjecture is the following: Let be a finite family of finite subsets of which is closed under union, namely,  if then also . Then there exists an element which belongs to at least half the sets in . … Continue reading

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Combinatorics, Mathematics, Academics, Polemics, …

1. About: My name is Gil Kalai and I am a mathematician working mainly in the field of Combinatorics.  Within combinatorics, I work mainly on geometric combinatorics and the study of convex polytopes and related objects, and on the analysis of Boolean functions … Continue reading

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