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 To cheer you up in difficult times 9: Alexey Pokrovskiy proved that Rota’s Basis Conjecture holds asymptotically
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A small update from Israel and memories from Singapore: Partha Dasgupta, Robin Mason, Frank Ramsey, and 007
A small update about the situation here in Israel Eight weeks ago I wrote that my heart goes out to the people of Wuhan and China, and these days my heart goes out to people in Italy, Spain, the US, … Continue reading →
Fix a Horse Race…
GK (2019): Can you base world economy on horse races? Here is an old unpublished draft from 2008 that I did not complete, which was inspired by the economic crisis at that time. (It also felt a little over the … Continue reading →
Posted in Economics, Games, Rationality, Taxiandotherstories

Tagged 2008 economic crisis, Bill Benter, Robert Aumann, Taxiandotherstories

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Layish
This story is implicitly referred to in the 2008 opening post of this blog. ———– It was high time to raise the level of the discussion, I thought. Princeton, Fall 1995. We were a group of mathematicians at the IAS … Continue reading →
Michal Linial: No Witches in Portugal
It gives me great pride to present: Michal Linial: March 2012 No witches in Portugal Landing in LISBOA, Portugal last night. I need to get to my hotel in Cascais. The nice lady in the tourist information ordered a … Continue reading →
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Tagged Michal Linial, Portugal, Taxiandotherstories

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The Möbius Undershirt
“Look at this brand new undershirt,” my wife said. “I am shaking it and shaking it but still I have this twist. Can you see what to do?” I gave the undershirt a good shake. And another one. And one more. And … Continue reading →
Posted in Mathematics to the rescue, Taxiandotherstories

Tagged Mobius srtip, Taxiandotherstories, Topology, Undershirts

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School Bus to Ramle
We had just come back to Israel from Palo Alto after spending a sabbatical year there and my child was starting school. I walked down with him to wait for the school bus. To my great surprise it was a yellow school … Continue reading →
The Intermediate Value Theorem Applied to Football
My idea (in my teenage years) of how to become a professional basketball player was a bit desperate. To cover for my height and my athletic (dis)abilities, I would simply practice how to shoot perfectly from every corner of the … Continue reading →
Coffee, Cigarettes, and Aggression
Upgrade to hell Getting an upgrade to business class on a flight to Amsterdam en route to NYC seemed splendid. But I soon discovered that I was upgraded to one of the two rows for business smokers. The person on … Continue reading →
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Tagged Aggression, Coffee, KLM, Smoking, Taxiandotherstories

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Michal Linial: Vive La Technology
Nebi Samuel It was a long night after crossing the Atlantic. I got to the airport and indeed the big signs of ‘Welcome’ and “TAAM SHEL BAIT” (taste of home) had a special appeal. It was 3:30 in the … Continue reading →
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Tagged GPS, Michal Linial, Taxiandotherstories, Technology

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1:0 to Italy: Michal Linial
Coming back from Hinxton, the most exciting genome center in the world and the most boring place after 5pm… At 5:30, a shuttle bus takes all the ‘workers’ to the big city – to Cambridge. The shuttle bus dropped us … Continue reading →
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Tagged England, football (soccer), Italy, Michal Linial, Soccer (football), Taxiandotherstories

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