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Link to Massimiliano Gubinelli’s notes

Massimiliano Gubinelli has started posting notes of his Université Paris-Dauphine course on Analysis of Boolean functions on this page.

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About Assaf Naor’s Bourbaki Seminar talk, jan. 22

Well, the week was not quite finished when I published the last post. Indeed, on saturday, Assaf Naor gave a nice Bourbaki talk on Batson, Spielman and Srivastava’s sparsification theorem. The theorem states that given a nonnegative quadratic form in … Continue reading

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End of an intense week

End of the workshop on metric embeddings, algorithms and hardness of approximation. With hindsight, the title was a bit misleading. We have heard 2 talks on metric embeddings, and 20 talks on algorithms and hardness of approximation. But metric issues … Continue reading

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Photo

Photo taken right after David Steurer’s course, jan. 20, noon.

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What I grasped from Subhash Khot’s Cambridge talk

Here is an account of Subhash Khot’s Cambridge talk. It surveys many subjects to be covered in Paris next week, so it may serve as a guide for the workshop. In Claire Mathieu’s lecture nr 1, combinatorial optimisation problems like … Continue reading

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Broadcast talks from Cambridge

Centre Emile Borel’s metric2011 program is twinned with a parallel program, Discrete Analysis, running at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. This means that participants are welcome to visit Cambridge (some financial support is available for that), especially to attend … Continue reading

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A contribution to the Metric embedding problem list

I would like to advertise Gromov’s Hölder equivalence problem. It is not quite an embedding problem, but sounds close. For me, the Heisenberg group is a metric on , defined by minimizing the Euclidean length of curves tangent to a … Continue reading

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