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 The Logarithmic Minkowski Problem
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 Alef’s Corner: QED (two versions)
 Dream a Little Dream: Quantum Computer Poetry for the Skeptics (Part II, The Classics)
 Giving a talk at Eli and Ricky’s geometry seminar. (October 19, 2021)
 To cheer you up in difficult times 32, Annika Heckel’s guest post: How does the Chromatic Number of a Random Graph Vary?
 To Cheer You Up in Difficult Times 31: Federico Ardila’s Four Axioms for Cultivating Diversity
 Dream a Little Dream: Quantum Computer Poetry for the Skeptics (Part I, mainly 2019)
 To Cheer you up in difficult times 30: Irit Dinur, Shai Evra, Ron Livne, Alex Lubotzky, and Shahar Mozes Constructed Locally Testable Codes with Constant Rate, Distance, and Locality
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 The Logarithmic Minkowski Problem
 To Cheer You Up in Difficult Times 31: Federico Ardila's Four Axioms for Cultivating Diversity
 To Cheer you up in difficult times 30: Irit Dinur, Shai Evra, Ron Livne, Alex Lubotzky, and Shahar Mozes Constructed Locally Testable Codes with Constant Rate, Distance, and Locality
 To cheer you up in difficult times 3: A guest post by Noam Lifshitz on the new hypercontractivity inequality of Peter Keevash, Noam Lifshitz, Eoin Long and Dor Minzer
 Amazing: Feng Pan and Pan Zhang Announced a Way to "Spoof" (Classically Simulate) the Google's Quantum Supremacy Circuit!
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Monthly Archives: April 2019
Are Natural Mathematical Problems Bad Problems?
One unique aspect of the conference “Visions in Mathematics Towards 2000” (see the previous post) was that there were several discussion sessions where speakers and other participants presented some thoughts about mathematics (or some specific areas), discussed and argued. In … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Conferences, Open discussion, What is Mathematics
Tagged Misha Gromov
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An Invitation to a Conference: Visions in Mathematics towards 2000
Let me invite you to a conference. The conference took place in 1999 but only recently the 57 videos of the lectures and the discussion sessions are publicly available. (I thank Vitali Milman for telling me about it.) One novel … Continue reading
The (Random) Matrix and more
Three pictures, and a few related links. Van Vu Spoiler: In one of the most intense scenes, the protagonist, with his bare hands and against all odds, took care of the mighty Wigner semicircle law in two different ways. (From … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, People, What is Mathematics
Tagged Alfréd Rényi, András Hajnal, Catherine Rényi, Paul Erdos, Saharon Shelah, Sándor Szalai, Van Vu
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Gothenburg, Stockholm, Lancaster, Mitzpe Ramon, and Israeli Election Day 2019
Lancaster – Watching the outcomes of the Israeli elections (photo: Andrey Kupavskii) Sweden I just came back from a trip to Sweden and the U.K. I was invited to Gothenburg to be the opponent for a Ph. D. Candidate Malin … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Probability, Updates
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