There and back again, part 3

This is part three in a three-part series about recurrence and transience on the integer lattices. Here is part one. Here is part two. Weary and tired, we are approaching the end of our coin-flipping, lattice-exploring adventures, but with one aching question still burning deep within our hearts: Is the random walk on the three-dimensional … More There and back again, part 3

Mawiage

I know, I know, you’ve probably had enough of these only-contain-a-tiny-bit-of-images posts. “Where are our cherished, good-old-time, incoherent mathematical ramblings which we have come to know and love?” you must be wondering. I promise, there’ll be more of those soon(ish). But until then, here’s another one, together with an announcement: I got married!

Fun day in Tel Aviv

During the recent spring holidays I treated myself a fun day in Tel Aviv. Here are some photos I took, using my Incredible Super High-Res Powerhouse Vorpal Camera of the Zodiac (aka a 6 megapixel smartphone camera).

Photos for March

Some photos I took during my recent “adventures”, using my Incredible Super High-Res Powerhouse Vorpal Camera of the Zodiac (aka a 6 megapixel smartphone camera).

They still do it

This is a queasy post. It should make you feel good, because you will hear fantastic music, but it should also make you feel bad, because you’ll see sexist comments. You can’t avoid the comments, really. They’re in deep. For this is a current fact of life: when a woman gives a technical, professional, or … More They still do it

A Prime Book

Look, look! It’s a book! I wonder what’s inside. I sure am glad that the Weizmann mathematics library is “in the know” and keeps only the most updated and useful books around. In case you haven’t heard much about prime numbers, you can read about them in the book’s introduction: The introduction is actually rather … More A Prime Book

New paper on arXiv: Decomposition of mean-field Gibbs distributions into product measures

I’m happy to say that my advisor Ronen Eldan and I recently uploaded a paper to the arXiv under the title “Decomposition of mean-fields Gibbs distributions into product measures” (https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05859). This is a sister paper of the previous one about exponential random graphs: this one presents a “general framework” and only briefly touches on how … More New paper on arXiv: Decomposition of mean-field Gibbs distributions into product measures

People of Budapest

I just got back from Budapest, where I participated in a summer school on graph limits, groups, and stochastic processes. The school was enriching and contained good lectures from good speakers. I might even get to write about the mathematical content one day, if I ever actually understand what really went on there. But today … More People of Budapest

Few courses are better

At the end of the semester, in order to see their grades, students at the Weizmann Institute must complete an online survey about each course they participated in. The survey asks questions about both the course and the teachers, and the results are then shown in a “previously, on ‘Topics in Holomorphy’ ”-styled section in … More Few courses are better

In X they speak f(X)

Observation: in English, there are several countries whose name and language are similar. Unfortunately, there is no clear way to construct the appropriate suffix from the stem. For example: In Hungary they speak Hungarian. In Germany they speak German. In Turkey they speak Turkish. In China they speak Chinese. In Corsica they (spoke) speak Corsican. … More In X they speak f(X)