Colloquium: August 31, Friday 2:00  3:00 pm, Erdos Room 796
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>On graphs, integers and communication
>Noga Alon , Tel Aviv University
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>Abstract:
>Graph theoretic tools are helpful in the study of problems in
>Combinatorial Number Theory and Information Theory. I will
illustrate
>this fact by several closely related examples focusing on a
>recent one obtained jointly with Moitra and Sudakov.
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>About the speaker:
>Noga Alon is a Baumritter Professor of Mathematics and
Computer Science in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He received
his Ph. D. in Mathematics at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem in 1983 and joined Tel Aviv University in 1985,
served as the head of the School of Mathematical Sciences in
19992000, and supervised about 20 PhD students. Since 2009
he is also a member of Microsoft Research, Israel. He serves
on the editorial boards of more than a dozen international
technical journals and has given invited lectures in many
conferences, including plenary addresses in the 1996
European Congress of Mathematics and in the 2002
International Congress of Mathematician. He published more
than five hundred research papers.
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>His research interests are mainly in Combinatorics, Graph
Theory and their applications in Theoretical Computer
Science. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences
and Humanities since 1997 and of the Academia Europaea since
2008, and received the Erdös prize in 1989, the Feher prize
in 1991, the Polya Prize in 2000, the Bruno Memorial Award
in 2001, the Landau Prize in 2005, the Gödel Prize in 2005,
the Israel Prize in 2008 and the EMET Prize in 2011.
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