Theory tea reading group

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Official website: https://www.cs.cornell.edu/~samhop/theory_tea/current_tea.html

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Spectral graph theory

Dan Spielman's notes here: http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/spielman/561/

In favor:

  • Jshi (talk) 16:13, 19 November 2013 (EST)
  • Df365 (talk) 22:55, 19 November 2013 (EST)

Analysis of boolean functions

Ryan O'Donnell's book here: http://analysisofbooleanfunctions.org/

In favor:

  • I'd like to know more about fourier analysis and polynomials in this context. --Jshi (talk) 16:13, 19 November 2013 (EST)
  • Ditto. Reitblatt (talk) 17:08, 19 November 2013 (EST)

Error-correcting codes and PCPs

i.e. http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.0405

In favor:

  • Jshi (talk) 16:13, 19 November 2013 (EST)


Quantum computing

I can lead one or two survey discussions on this topic. --Jshi (talk) 16:13, 19 November 2013 (EST)

  • I would love that! I wanted to take the class in the spring, but won't due to the clash with Approx - so would be a big supporter of that idea as well! --Df365 (talk) 22:55, 19 November 2013 (EST)