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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday. He was 76. He visited the Black Hole Initiative in 2016 (pictured above).  In 2006, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau helped arrange Prof. Hawking’s visit to China, where he has remained a popular cultural figure. In the words of Prof. Yau, “He was very friendly and was willing to explain physics to laymen…. Continue reading

Videos from the Workshop on Algebraic Methods in Combinatorics


The workshop on Algebraic Methods in Combinatorics took place November 13-17, 2017 at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications as part of the program on Combinatorics and Complexity.

The main focus of the workshop is the application of algebraic method to study problems in combinatorics.  In recent years there has been a large number of results in which the use of algebraic technique has resulted in significant improvements to long standing open problems. Such problems include the finite field Kakeya problem, the distinct distance problem of Erdos and, more recently, the cap-set problem. The workshop will include talks on all of the above mentioned problem as well as on recent development in related areas combining combinatorics and algebra.

The following playlist contains videos from the workshop:

More videos can be found on our Youtube channel.