Dreaming of independence

Dreaming of independence

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Jeff Kahn , Rutgers University
Fine Hall 224

I'll mainly discuss one simple example of a common state of affairs: it would be nice to be able to say that some quantities of interest behave (more or less) as if they were independent. While we still can't show the behavior we expect for the question in question, what we do know is at least enough to settle an old conjecture of Alon and Spencer. Joint with Huseyin Acan.