Tag Archives: Subhash Khot

Hardness of Approximating Vertex Cover, Polytope-Integrality-Gap, the Alswede-Kachatrian theorem, and More.

Lior Silberman asked about applications of the 2-to-2 game theorem to hardness of approximation, and James Lee answered mentioning applications to vertex cover. Let me elaborate a little on vertex cover, and other matters. (Here is the pervious post on … Continue reading

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Subhash Khot, Dor Minzer and Muli Safra completed the proof of the 2-to-2 Games Conjecture

Update: A related blog post by Boaz Barak: Unique Games Conjecture – halfway there? The 2-to-2 Games Conjecture is a somewhat weaker form of Khot’s unique game conjecture. The paper is: Pseudorandom Sets in Grassmann Graph have Near-Perfect Expansion by Subhash Khot, Dor … Continue reading

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New Isoperimetric Results for Testing Monotonicity

Muli, Dor and Subash, Jerusalem May 21 2015.   Michel Talagrand            Gregory Margulis Property testing In this post I will tell you about a new paper by Subhash Khot, Dor Minzer and Muli Safra  entitled: On … Continue reading

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Media Item from “Haaretz” Today: “For the first time ever…”

Maryam Mirzakhani received the medal from South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye.  Here is an article from today’s Israeli newspaper Haaretz.  It is based on this article by the Guardian (Thanks, Manor!).  See also this post on Laba’s accidental mathematician and John Baez’ … Continue reading

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