Simons institute lectures on analysis of Boolean functions

(Does it still make sense to blog such announcements or is these days Twitter the only way to go about this? Asking for a friend 🙂 )

Prasad Raghavendra and Avishay Tal have organized a sequence of 6 lectures on some of the exciting recent advances in analysis of Boolean functions.

Lecture Series: Advances in Boolean Function Analysis

The Simons Institute is organizing a series of lectures on Advances in Boolean Function Analysis, that will highlight a few major developments in the area. The series will feature weekly two-hour lectures from July 15th to Aug 18th.  The lectures aim to address both the broad context of the results and their technical details. Though closely related in theme, each lecture will be self-contained.  The schedule is attached below (more info at link).

Talks take place on Wednesdays at 10am Pacific time (1pm Eastern). If you can’t catch them live, they will be redcorded.

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Talk Schedule:

July 15, Wednesday  10:00am PDT (1pm EDT) Dor Minzer (Institute of Advanced Study)On the Fourier-Entropy Influence Conjecture

July 22, Wednesday, 10:00am PDT (1pm EDT) Hao Huang (Emory University) & Avishay Tal (UC Berkeley)Sensitivity Conjecture and Its Applications

August 3rd, Monday, 10:00am PDT (1pm EDT) Shachar Lovett (UC San Diego)Improved Bounds for the Sunflower Lemma

August 5, Wednesday, 10:00am PDT (1pm EDT) Ronen Eldan (Weizmann Institute)Concentration on the Boolean Hypercube via Pathwise Stochastic Analysis

August 12, Wednesday, 10:00am Esty Kelman (Tel Aviv University) KKL via Random Restrictions

August 18, Tuesday, 10:00am Pooya Hatami (Ohio State University)Pseudorandom Generators from Polarizing Random Walks

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