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

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

New paper on arXiv: Exponential random graphs behave like mixtures of stochastic block models

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in academic papers whose opening paragraphs describe the increasing interest in the (increasingly common) field of network theory. From mathematicians to sociologists, many a great scientist have written introductory paragraphs on this interesting explosion. For example: Chatterjee and Diaconis (2013): Bhamidi, Bresler and Sly (2011): Yan, … More New paper on arXiv: Exponential random graphs behave like mixtures of stochastic block models

A primitive model for genetic recombination

Introduction: I’m taking a class in general genetics at the Technion, and there we learned about genetic recombination, and in particular, homologous chromosome crossover: a phenomenon where chromosomes exchange sections between themselves during meiosis. When this happens, some of the members of the population exhibit “recombinant genomes”, which are different than their parent genomes should … More A primitive model for genetic recombination