Muffins and Integers
21 June 2018 | 6:57 pm

A novel cake-cutting puzzle reveals curiosities about numbers Alan Frank introduced the “Muffins Problem” nine years ago. Erich Friedman and Veit Elser found some early general results. Now Bill Gasarch along with John Dickerson of the University of Maryland have led a team of undergraduates and high-schoolers (Guangqi Cui, Naveen Durvasula, Erik Metz, Jacob Prinz, […]

Hilbert’s Irreducibility Theorem
8 June 2018 | 7:49 pm

A pretty neat paper about a pretty neat theorem [ GLL edited ] Mark Villarino, William Gasarch, and Kenneth Regan are terrific writers. Bill is a co-author of a famous blog located here. Ken is a co-author of another blog that we will not mention. Today I would like to talk about one of their […]

Princeton Is Invariant
6 June 2018 | 5:29 pm

Workshop happening this week—anyone can view it live IAS Weyl bio source Hermann Weyl was one of the first members of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He made important contributions to many fields and even more contributions to groups. His work in group representation theory and polynomial invariant theory is being employed in […]


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