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Tag Archives: Cantor
History of the Random Graph
That wonderful object, the countable random graph, was first considered by Erdős and Rényi in their paper on “Asymmetric graphs” in 1963. After proving that a large random finite graph (edges chosen independently with probability 1/2) has (with high probability) … Continue reading
Posted in exposition, history
Tagged backandforth, Cantor, Erdos, Fraisse, homogeneous, Huntington, Rado, Renyi, universal, Urysohn
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The Infinite Quest
In late May, I was in HayonWye at the How the Light Gets In festival. I talked about humanity’s engagement with infinity over the last few millennia, from Malunkyaputta’s questions to the Buddha and Aristotle’s disavowal of a completed infinity … Continue reading
Posted in events, exposition, history
Tagged Aristotle, Cantor, Galileo, HayonWye, Hilbert, How the light gets in, infinity, Institute for Arts and Ideas, Malunkyaputta
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