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#### 50 Years of PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) launched fifty years ago this month in the United States. The New York Times talks about its fifty reasons how the network...

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#### MIP* = RE Redux

Everything pre-covid seems at least five years ago to me, so it's hard to believe that MIP* = RE is a 2020 result. To remind you, consider the model where we have...

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#### Remembering 2000

FOCS 2000 took place in Redondo Beach, just south of Los Angeles, November 12-14. Certainly some great results such as the Reingold-Vadhan-Wigderson Zig-Zag Graph...

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#### Simons Institute Gets Another Decade

Great news out of the Simons Institute.The Simons Foundation has ensured a second decade of research and innovation for the Simons Institute for the Theory ofcollection...

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#### Virtual Complexity

The Complexity Complexity Conference, the conference that shares its name and URL with this blog, originally scheduled for Saarbrücken will be held virtually next...

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#### On Chain Letters and Pandemics

Guest post by Varsha Dani.My 11-year-old child received a letter in the mail. "Send a book to the first person named," it said, "then move everyone's name up the...

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#### And the winners are ....

The Computational Complexity Conference has announced the accepted papers for the 2020 now virtual conference. Check them out!
Speaking of the complexity conference...

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#### Vidcast on Conferences

Bill and Lance have another socially-distanced vidcast, this time with Lance telling the story of two conferences (ACM Economics and Computation and the Game Theory...

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#### Predicting the Virus

As a complexity theorist I often find myself far more intrigued in what we cannot compute than what we can. In 2009 I posted on some predictions of the spread of...

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#### Complexity Vidcast - Future Edition

Bill and Lance aim to talk about the future but can't escape the present.

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#### The Summer Virtual Conference Season

Both STOC and Complexity have announced they will go virtual for the summer. ICALP moved from Beijing to Stuttgart to online. I expect every major summer conference...

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#### Theoretical Computer Science for the Future

Guest post by the TCS4F initiative
(Antoine Amarilli, Thomas Colcombet, Hugo Férée, Thomas Schwentick)
TCS4F is an initiative by theoretical computer scientists...

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#### Return of the Vidcast

Bill and I just have a discussion, virtually of course.

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#### Let's Hear It for the Cloud

Since March 19th I have worked out of home. I've had virtual meetings, sometimes seven or eight a day, on Zoom, Bluejeans, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Blackboard...

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#### Robin Thomas

Graph Theorist and Georgia Tech Math Professor Robin Thomas passed away Thursday after his long battle with ALS. He was one of the giants of the field and aHadwiger...

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#### What to do while stuck at home Part I

First of all both the Turing award and Abel Prize announced yesterday.
As we start moving from the panic phase of the coronavirus to the boring phase, what kinds...

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#### The Importance of Networking

People skip conferences because of the coronavirus or for global warming or just because conferences are too expensive and time consuming. I'm certainly no fanMarch...

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#### A New College of Computing at Illinois Tech

In 1890, Chicago South Side pastor Frank Gunsaulus gave a sermon where he said that with a million dollars he could build a school where students of all backgrounds...

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#### Pre-(Publish and Perish)

Guest post by Evangelos Georgiadis
Quite a few posts have recently focused on papers,publications and venues;
"optimal" venues for papers under different objective...

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#### The World of Publishing

Bill is out for blogging for a couple of weeks on injured-reserve (he’ll be fine). I put together a quick blog post on what’s happening in the world of publications...