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Subspace Designs, Unit and Distinct Distances, and Piercing Standard Boxes.
A lot of things are happening and let me briefly report on three major advancements in combinatorics. Peter Keevash, Ashwin Sah and Mehtaab Sawhney proved the existence of subspace designs with any given parameters, provided that the dimension of the … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Geometry
Tagged Ashwin Sah, István Tomon, Lisa Sauermann, Matija Bucić, Mehtaab Sawhney, Noga Alon, Peter Keevash
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Noga Alon and Udi Hrushovski won the 2022 Shaw Prize
Noga Alon, yesterday at TAU, with his longtime collaborators and former students Michael Krivelevich and Benny Sudakov (left) Udi Hrushovski (right) Heartfelt congratulations to Noga Alon and to Ehud (Udi) Hrushovski for winning the 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences! … Continue reading
An interview with Noga Alon
Update: and here is a great interview of Noga in English and the interviewer is Narkis Alon, Noga’s youngest daughter and Amalya Duek. I was very happy to interview my academic doctoral twin and longtime friend Noga Alon. The interview … Continue reading
The seventeen camels riddle, and Noga Alon’s camel proof and algorithms
Three children inherited 17 camels. The will gave one half to one child, one third to a second child and one ninth to the third. The children did not know what to do and a neighbor offered to lend them … 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
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
A lecture by Noga
Noga with Uri Feige among various other heroes A few weeks ago I devoted a post to the 240summit conference for Péter Frankl, Zoltán Füredi, Ervin Győri and János Pach, and today I will bring you the slides of Noga … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences
Tagged Ankur Moitra, Benny Sudakov, Ervin Győri, János Pach, Noga Alon, Peter Frankl, Zoltán Füredi
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My Mathematical Dialogue with Jürgen Eckhoff
Jürgen Eckhoff, Ascona 1999 Jürgen Eckhoff is a German mathematician working in the areas of convexity and combinatorics. Our mathematical paths have met a remarkable number of times. We also met quite a few times in person since our first … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Convex polytopes, Open problems
Tagged Andy Frohmader, Helly's theorem, Jurgen Eckhoff, Nina Amenta, Noga Alon, Oberwolfach, Roy Meshulam
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Cap Sets, Sunflowers, and Matrix Multiplication
This post follows a recent paper On sunflowers and matrix multiplication by Noga Alon, Amir Spilka, and Christopher Umens (ASU11) which rely on an earlier paper Grouptheoretic algorithms for matrix multiplication, by Henry Cohn, Robert Kleinberg, Balasz Szegedy, and Christopher Umans (CKSU05), … Continue reading
Test Your Intuition (14): A Discrete Transmission Problem
Recall that the dimensional discrete cube is the set of all binary vectors ( vectors) of length n. We say that two binary vectors are adjacent if they differ in precisely one coordinate. (In other words, their Hamming distance is 1.) This … Continue reading