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Wesley Pegden - Detecting gerrymandering with mathematical rigor

In recent years political parties have more and more expertly crafted political districtings to favor one side or another, while at the same time, entirely new techniques to detect and measure…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 14th, 2020 14 plays 0  

Rafael de la Llave - An introduction to KAM theory II: The twist theorem

The KAM (Kolmogorov Arnold and Moser) theory studies the persistence of quasi-periodic solutions under perturbations. It started from a basic set of theorems and it has grown into a systematic…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on May 31st, 2019 15 plays 0  

Modern Erdos Magic - Joel Spencer

Traditional Erdos Magic (a.k.a. The Probabilistic Method) proves the existence of an object with certain properties by showing that a random (appropriately defined) object will have those properties…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2017 30 plays 0  

New Applications of the Polynomial Method to Problems in Combinatorics - Ernest Croot

In this talk I will discuss some new applications of the polynomial method to some classical problems in combinatorics, in particular the Cap-Set Problem. The Cap-Set Problem is to determine the size…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2016 31 plays 0