A Mother’s Day Cryptogram?
15 May 2017 | 4:59 am

Or just human ingenuity at finding patterns in ‘random’ data? Cropped from source Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. He came close to becoming the first First Gentleman—or whatever we will call the husband of a female president. He is also a fan of crossword puzzles, and co-authored with Victor Fleming […]

A Great Solution
1 May 2017 | 3:23 am

A great conjecture too Alternate photo by Quanta Thomas Royen is a retired professor of statistics in Schwalbach am Taunus near Frankfurt, Germany. In July 2014 he had a one-minute insight about how to prove the famous Gaussian correlation inequality (GCI) conjecture. It took one day for him to draft a full proof of the […]

Theory Fest—Should You Go?
21 April 2017 | 4:35 am

Theory Fest—Should You Go? Boaz Barak and Michael Mitzenmacher are well known for many great results. They are currently working not on a theory paper, but on a joint “experiment” called Theory Fest. Today Ken and I want to discuss their upcoming experiment and spur you to consider attending it. There are many pros and […]


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