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A Ramsey Theory Podcast: No Strangers at this Party

 BILL: Lance, I am going to blog about the Ramsey Theory Podcast called                             No strangers at this partyLANCE: Oh, so that will be your April...

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I don't care about Ketanji Brown Jackson's LSAT scores and she does not care about my GRE scores

Tucker Carlson has asked to see Ketanji Brown Jacksons's LSATs. When I applied to College they (not sure who they are) wanted to see my SAT scores. Putting aside...

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Do you want to be the SIGACT NEWS book review editor?

I ran the SIGACT Book Review Column from 1997-2015 (18 years). You can find all of my columns, plus reviews I did for Fred, here.When I handed it off to Fred Green...

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Problem X won't be solved in MY lifetime- but what about...

1) In 1989 on the episde The Royale of Star Trek: The Next Generation (which takes place in the far future)  Captain Picard is working on Fermat's last theoremIt...

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Random thoughts on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

 1) My first thought was: Doesn't Putin know that his army (and his society) is corrupt and people are promoted on loyalty rather than talent, hence the invasion...

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REU programs in general, and two at Univ of MD this summer.

REU stands for Research Experience for Undergraduates. REU programs are funded by the NSF. The NSF website of REU programs is here. Univ if MD at College Park dept...

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I did an Instagram Live with Mohammad Hajiaghayi

 Today I did an Instagram Live with Mohammad H. He was the host, asking me questions. We discussed Our livesBlogging (which I do but he does not)Parenting (which...

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I will be on instagram/If you have two reals in a box- Answer (Guest Post by David Marcus)

I will be on instragram:We,  Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi and Prof. William Gasarch plan to have an Instagram Live at @mhajiaghayi this SAT FEB 26, 1:30PM EDT (in...

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I will be on Instagram/If you have two reals in a box.... (Guest Post by David Marcus)

I will be on instragram:We,  Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi and Prof. William Gasarch plan to have an Instagram Live at @mhajiaghayi this SAT FEB 26, 1:30PM EDT (inhere...

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PSPACE is contained in Zero Knowledge!! How come nobody seems to care?

(This post was inspired by Lance's post on Zero Knowledge, here, which was inspired by a video he has in the post which was inspired by... (I think this ordering...

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Regan Lipton celebrates my 1000th blog post and random thoughts this inspires

Ken Regan emailed me recently asking if our software could tell how many blogs I had done (not how many Lance+Bill had done). We didn't know how to do that butthose...

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Personal Reflections on Dick Lipton in honor of his 1000th blog/75th bday.

 Is it an irony that Lipton's 1000th post and 75th bday are close together? No. Its a coincidence. People use irony/paradox/coincidence interchangeably. Hearing...

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Math problems involving Food

 A few people emailed me an Math article on arxiv about cutting a pizza, and since I wrote the book (literally) on cutting muffins, they thought it might interest...

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Did Betty White die in 2021?/Why do people have their `end-of-the-year' lists before the end of the year?

 I am looking at Parade Magazine's issue whose cover story is                                          We say goodbye to the stars we lost in 2021.The date on the...

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Did Lane Hemaspaandra invent the Fib numbers?

 (I abbreviate Fibonacci by Fib throughout. Lane Hemaspaandra helped me with this post.) We all learned that Fib invented or discovered the Fib Numbers:f_0=1,f_1...

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause for Complexity Theorists, If you Only Believe

  (Guest Post by Hunter Monroe) In this  guest post and discussion paper, I present a remarkable set of structurally similar conjectures which, if you...

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Open: 4 colorability for graphs of bounded genus or bounded crossing number (has this been asked before?)

 I have  co-authored (with Nathan Hayes, Anthony Ostuni, Davin Park) an open problems column  on the topic of this post. It is here.Let g(G) be the genus of a graph...

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When did Computer Science Theory Get so Hard?

 I posted on When did Math get so hard? a commenter pointed out that one can also ask When did Computer Science Theory Get so Hard?For the Math-question I could...

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Reflections on Trusting ``Trustlessness'' in the era of ``Crypto'' Blockchains (Guest Post)

 I trust Evangelos Georgiadis to do a guest post on Trust and Blockchain. Today we have a guest post by Evangelos Georgiadis on Trust. It was written before Lance's...

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When did Math Get So Hard?

I have been on many Math PhD thesis defense's  as the Dean's Representative. This means I don't have to understand the work, just make sure the rules are followed...
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