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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 back-and-forth, Cantor, Erdos, Fraisse, homogeneous, Huntington, Rado, Renyi, universal, Urysohn
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## The Infinite Quest

In late May, I was in Hay-on-Wye 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, Hay-on-Wye, Hilbert, How the light gets in, infinity, Institute for Arts and Ideas, Malunkyaputta
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