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The Kakeya problem

Posted on 6/29/14 in Research Articles

Submitted by Larry Guth (MIT) The Kakeya problem is an open problem in Euclidean geometry, and it was a central theme in the 2014 IPAM long program, Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Geometry. It is elementary to state, but it’s also a model for […]

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Kakeya Figure

Tao Receives Inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Posted on 6/25/14 in News

Congratulations to Terence Tao (UCLA), one of five recipients of the Inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. The prize “aims to recognize major advances in the field, honor the world’s best mathematicians, support their future endeavors and communicate the […]

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Terry Tao

IPAM Science Advisory Board Members Elected to NAS

Posted on 5/8/14 in News

The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The list includes three members of IPAM’s Science Advisory Board: Emmanuel Candès (Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford), Cynthia […]

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Cynthia Dwork

IPAM Workshop and Public Lecture Blends Math and Politics

Posted on 5/2/14 in News

Recent political campaigns have demonstrated the power of data analysis and social network analysis. An IPAM workshop on April 22 and 23 addressed the emerging area of mathematics of politics, with talks by Lynn Vavreck (UCLA, Political Science), Solomon Messing (Facebook), and other researchers. Additionally, […]

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Jerry McNerney